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Man jailed for trying to smuggle phones into prison

Isaac Donovan was jailed for trying to smuggle mobile phones into a Dorset prison Credit: Dorset Police

A man who tried to smuggle mobile phones into a Dorset prison has been jailed for six months. Isaac Donovan, 28, from Hackney in London pleaded guilty to trying to bring two micro mobile phones into Guys Marsh Prison in Shaftesbury when visiting one of the prisoners.

He had tried to conceal the devices but they were discovered by prison officers during a routine search. Donovan was arrested by police shortly afterwards at the prison and charged with the offence the following day.

“I welcome this sentence as it demonstrates the robust treatment that these kinds of offences will lead to. The rapid outcome of this particular case is due to a sound collaborative approach between Dorset Police and the Prison Service.”

– Detective Constable Siobhan Lovering, Western CID

Have you seen these men? Wanted by Sussex Police

Men wanted by Sussex Police Credit: Sussex Police

Sussex Police are trying to find three men, thought to be in the Hastings area, for breaching the terms of their licence on release from prison.

Lloyd Emmanuel Francis, 24 and from Hastings, had been jailed for five months for battery and assaulting police but was let out in July.

He is described as mixed race, 6ft tall, of muscular build with dark brown afro style hair.

Noah Michael Hayworth-Cooper, 20, from St Leonards was originally sentenced to 18 months for aggravated vehicle taking.

He is described as white, 5ft 10ins tall, of slim build with short straight blond hair. He sometimes has a goatee beard.

Damien Richard O'Prey, 24, also was originally sentenced to two years and 10 months for GBH. He is white, 6ft 2ins tall, muscular and has brown hair.

Anyone spotting any of the men should call 999.


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Inquest hears prisoner not suicidal before his death

A prison officer has told an inquest jury that an inmate had not shown any signs of self-harm or suicide, before he was discovered dead. He was giving evidence at a hearing into the death of Johnny Baker-Heffernan, whose body was found in his cell at Swaleside Prison on the Isle of Sheppey. Watch Tom Savvides' report.

Woman jailed for conning people about sick children

A woman has been jailed after conning people out of more than £2,000 by making up false stories about sick and dead children. Kati Ringer, 19, received donations from kind-hearted donors who believed stories she posted on social networking websites.These included claims that she needed special equipment for her premature baby and that she needed money for her dead daughter's funeral. However, Ringer, formerly of Shoeburyness, did not have any children.

Con woman jailed Credit: Essex Police

She took photos from another person's Facebook page and the internet and pretended they were her children. She also took photographs from other people's Facebook pages, defaced them and posted them on Blackberry Messenger. She was sentenced at Basildon Crown Court to nine months in jail for 14 charges of fraud and two years imprisonment for one charge of threats to commit arson, to run consecutively. She also received three months imprisonment, to run concurrently, for eight charges of harassment and malicious telecommunications offences. Ringer admitted the offences at an earlier hearing in November.

Katie Ringer acted in a cold and calculated way by abusing the kind generosity of many people who thought they were helping someone who had suffered the loss of a child or had a seriously ill child. She obtained significant financial gain from the kind hearted. She also obtained pictures from the internet of loved ones, mainly babies and small children, from people she knew. She then defaced them, adding vile comments and disgusting drawings, and re-posted them for all to see, causing devastation among the community. At no stage has she shown any remorse or responsibility for her actions.

– PC Sharon Blaxland


Man absconds from prison on the Isle of Sheppey

Sabul Miah reportedly absconded from Standford Hill Prison Credit: Kent Police

Police are appealing for information after a man reportedly absconded from Standford Hill Prison on the Isle of Sheppey.

Police were altered to the incident at 1.10pm on Thursday, 23 October 2014.

Enquiries are on-going to locate Sabul Miah, who is 39-years-old. Miah is described as being Asian, 5’9” tall, of thin build with brown eyes, black hair and a ‘stubbly’ beard. When he was last seen he was wearing baggy blue jeans.

If anyone sees Sabul Miah, or is aware of his whereabouts, do not approach him and contact police on 999 quoting reference 23*654.

If you have information about where he may be please dial 101.

Criminals who absconded prison arrested for robbery

Two convicted criminals have been arrested in connection with a robbery while on the run from a semi-open prison in Kent.

Police appealed to help find Shaine Tester and Sean Horsley, both convicted robbers after they were last seen on Wednesday.

Shaine Tester Credit: Kent Police

They are both being held on suspicion at being at large as well as being held in connection with a robbery that happened in Sevenoaks yesterday morning.

Kent Police said that both men are in custody at a police station in Kent.

Sean Horsley Credit: Kent Police

Convicted robbers abscond from Kent prison

Shaine Tester Credit: Kent Police
Sean Horsley Credit: Kent Police

Kent Police is appealing for information about the whereabouts of two men who have absconded from a prison in Kent.

Shaine Tester and Sean Horsley are both inmates at the Blantyre House Prison in Goudhurst. Both of the men are serving sentences for robbery.

They failed to attend a roll call.

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