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.
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Leading members of the Remain campaign have travelled to the Midlands in a final bid to win over voters ahead of the referendum.Read the full story ›
A woman accused of stabbing her ex-husband after sex, chased him into the street before battering him with a frying pan, a court has heard.Read the full story ›
The 35-year-old was detained at the Winson Green facility in Birmingham yesterday.Read the full story ›
A lane is closed on the entry slip road on the M6 southbound at Junction 6 for the A38, Aston Expressway Spaghetti Junction.
It is because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is heavy.
The Waterstones bookshop only re-opened last November after a nine-week refit.Read the full story ›
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.
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.
The Apprentice personality was attacked for telling German-born MP Gisela Stuart not to 'tell us British' how to vote in the EU referendum.Read the full story ›
Three men entered the Farmhouse Way store and threatened staff with what is believed to have been a Stanley knife and a hammer.Read the full story ›