|Portrayed by:||Ray Panthaki|
|Appearance(s):||28 Days Later (film)|
|Profession:||British Army private|
|Category:||Killed by Infected|
|Cause of death:||Torn apart by Mailer and Clifton|
Biography[edit | edit source]
During the Original Outbreak of the Rage Virus, Bedford was one of the soldiers sent to cover the Forty-Second Blockade protecting Manchester, defending it against repeated Infected attacks. However, the Infected eventually overran the blockade and entered the city, killing all the soldiers at the blockade except for Major Henry West and nine of his men, including Bedford.
The surviving soldiers resolved to escape to the Worsley House in the forest, which they fortified against attack with mines, tripwires, barbed wire and barricades. On Day 23 of the outbreak, West made a promise to his men that any female survivors they found would be forced into sexual slavery.
Thirty-one days into the outbreak, Jim, Selena and Hannah arrived at the Worsley House and were taken in by Major West and his men. The next day, when Hannah and Selena discovered that the soldiers were planning to force them into sexual servitude, Bedford picked out a pair of red dresses for them to wear (to sexually appease him and his fellow soldiers) and forcefully stripped Selena with Mitchell, until Clifton persuaded Bedford and the other men to let the women put the dresses on in private.
That night, when the infected Mailer escaped and went on a rampage in the Worsley House, Mitchell sent Bedford to kill him. Bedford followed Mailer into the cellar and prepared to shoot and kill him, when the recently-infected Clifton attacked and took Bedford by surprise. The two infected soldiers then dragged a screaming Bedford onto the cellar table, brutally breaking his neck and tearing him apart.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Bedford appeared to be one of the more sadistic surviving soldiers as well as one of the more lustful like Mitchell, based on his frequent smirks towards Hannah and Selena (including when forcefully stripping Selena) after the women became aware of the soldiers' plans for them. His taunting of Mailer when about to kill him would imply he either had a bad relationship with the latter before he was infected or that Bedford was unhinged; though he apparently respected the chain of command enough to put up with Mitchell's verbal abuse without complaint (although this may have simply been the urgency of the situation after the infected Mailer got loose). Letting his guard down and taking time to boast when he had Mailer cornered cost Bedford his life.