Fylde runaway tied knot... on TV

Kelly Hansen and Adrian Fielding moments after there marriage in Strangeways Prison
Kelly Hansen and Adrian Fielding moments after there marriage in Strangeways Prison
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A CONVICTED armed robber who is on the run from a Fylde jail tied the knot in British television’s first prison wedding.

Adrian Fielding, 25, remains at large after going missing from HMP Kirkham on March 20 after being temporarily released on unescorted home leave.

Police believe he is in Greater Manchester, which is where he is originally from.

Fielding was jailed for seven years in 2010 after being convicted of two robberies and possession of a firearm.

Last year he featured in ITV1’s fly-on-the-wall documentary Strangeways when he married Kelly Hansen at HMP Manchester, which is Britain’s largest high security prison.

Mrs Fielding allegedly told Fielding their marriage was over on the day he was due to return to custody at Kirkham jail.

But before their wedding, which was watched by more than five million viewers when it was screened last May, she told the programme-makers: “I never thought of a big white wedding – I love him and that’s that.”

They were married in a conference room, with a prison officer taking the official wedding photos.

At the time Fielding expressed remorse for his crime, saying: “I feel really guilty. Of course I do.”

The three-part ITV1 series was gave an exclusive insight into life at Strangeways which has 1,200 inmates, including murderers, rapists, drug dealers and terrorists.

Fielding was jailed in October 2010 after, 11 months earlier, he pulled out a firearm during a robbery at the Co-Op in Timperley, Trafford and again at the Royal Oak Post Office in Manchester.

Anyone with information about where he might be can contact Blackpool Central Police Station on (01253) 293933 quoting log reference LC-20120321-0468 or via Crimestoppers 0800 555111, or by calling 101.