Five people charged for trying to smuggle items into Lewes Prison

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Five people have been charged with conspiring to smuggle mobile phones into Lewes Prison.

Three mobile phones and a quantity of prescription drugs were seized at the prison.

Two women and three men are due to appear at Brighton Magistrates Court on Thursday, June 25.

The prosecutions, authorised by the CPS, follow an investigation by the Sussex Police Serious Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), working in close co-operation with the prison service..

Ann Wright, 44, of Wadhurst Close, Eastbourne, a nurse, is charged with two offences of conspiracy to convey prohibited articles into the prison, and with misconduct in public office.

Jessica Osbourne, 19, a sales assistant, of Cedar Close, Lancing, is charged with one offence of conspiracy to convey a prohibited article into the prison.

Liam Newman, 29, a building labourer, of Buci Crescent, Shoreham, is charged with two offences of conspiracy to convey prohibited articles into the prison.

Matthew Johnson, 23, a roofer, of Stoney Lane, Shoreham, is charged with conspiracy to convey prohibited articles into the prison.

Nicholas Nolan, 63, a legal executive, of Lansdowne Road, Worthing, is charged with conspiracy to convey prohibited articles into the prison.

The offences are alleged to have taken place on various dates between September and November 2014.

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