Prison worker released as part of jail drugs probe

A prison worker at Hindley has been released by police probing the supply of drugs at the jail.

Thursday, 12th July 2018, 3:10 pm
Updated Monday, 16th July 2018, 5:57 pm
Hindley Prison

Detectives detained a woman in her 30s on Tuesday, on suspicion of supplying class A and class B drugs.

She was also being investigated for misconduct in a public office at the Bickershaw establishment.

Part of a joint probe between the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit and HM Prison and Probation Service, a house in Golborne was raided and a car was also searched.

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A Greater Manchester Police spokesman confirmed the woman has been released under investigation after being questioned.

Detectives say the arrest followed a three-month long inquiry into prisons corruption, which is still ongoing.