Beds, Herts & Bucks

Turvey pub landlady tied up for eight hours in robbery ordeal

The landlady of a pub was left tied to a wooden beam for eight hours after a robbery by three men in Bedfordshire.

The 21-year-old woman was attacked when she let her dog out into the pub garden at the Three Fyshes Inn at Turvey in the early hours of Monday.

She was forced back inside the pub by three men, who tied her to the wooden beam before stealing money.

Members of staff found her at 08:20 GMT when they arrived for work and raised the alarm.

Det Con Emma Dahl, of Bedfordshire Police, said: "The landlady has bruising where she was tied up and has been left shocked by this ordeal but luckily she was otherwise unharmed.

"This public house is on the main A428 road leading from Bedford to Northampton and it is more than likely the offenders had a vehicle parked close by.

"I would appeal to anyone who saw three men leaving the scene during the early hours of this morning to contact the police."

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