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Prison officer charged with smuggling drugs into jail

HMP Birmingham Credit: West Midlands Police

A prison officer has been charged with smuggling drugs and psychoactive substances into HMP Birmingham.

Richard Stack, from Kingstanding Road in Kingstanding, was detained at the Winson Green facility at 1.30pm yesterday (Wednesday 22 June) by West Midlands Police detectives working as part of the force’s prison-based investigation team.

The 35-year-old has been charged with possessing cannabis, steroids and a psychoactive substance with intent to supply, two counts of conveying items into prison, and misconduct in a public office.

He is due to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court this morning.



Lord Sugar told to apologise to German-born Birmingham MP after he says she should not 'tell us British' how to vote

MPs from both sides of the EU Referendum campaign have urged Lord Alan Sugar to apologise to Brexit campaigner and Labour MP for Birmingham Edgbaston Gisela Stuart.

Gisela Stuart Credit: PA

In reference to a BBC debate on Thursday's EU referendum, the Apprentice television personality and life peer said he found it "strange" that Labour MP Gisela Stuart, who was born in Bavaria, was supporting the Leave campaign.

Leave supporter and Conservative MP for Stratford-Upon-Avon Nadhim Zahawi that Lord Sugar should withdraw his comment:

You must withdraw and apologise to Gisela. That is disgraceful. She is as British as you are.

– Nadhim Zahawi MP
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