A serving Kent prisoner has told an inquest jury that a fellow inmate, who was later found dead, had been 'bullied' and stabbed in the neck with a fork by another prisoner.
Sarah Saunders has been at the inquest into the death of Johnny Baker-Heffernan at Archbishops Palace in Maidstone:
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.
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.
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.
A man's been found dead at a jail on the Isle of Sheppey. The death is the third in three weeks - and the ninth this year, according to the Prison Officers' Association.
Juliet Lyon from the Prison Reform Trust said the number of deaths at Elmley Prison was indicative that things were seriously wrong at the prison.
Severe staff shortages and overcrowding at Elmley Prison in Kent are placing staff and inmates in danger.
That's the alarming verdict of Government inspectors - who say the worsening situation there must be tackled urgently. Of particular concern is the widespread failure to risk-assess prisoners. Fred and Sangeeta link to Nashreen Issa.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Police are appealing for help in trying to find a Hampshire man who has absconded from prison.
Dean Evans, was not in his cell in HMP Leyhill in South Gloucestershire just before 6pm on Monday 21st April.
He is from Hampshire and was originally jailed for offences of threats to kill, assault and criminal damage in Southampton in 2006.
He was recalled to prison in 2011 after breaching the terms of his release licence.
Dean has been described as 36 years of age, about 5' 6", of small build with blue eyes and cropped brown hair.
He may be travelling towards Hampshire, possibly travelling by train or hitch-hiking on motorways.
Anyone with information should contact police on 101, quoting MP1216/14.
If you see him, police advise to not approach him but to call 999 immediately.
A Brighton man is wanted by police to return to prison.
Dean Kiely has breached the conditions of his prison release licence.
He had been served a prison sentence for disqualified driving and handling stolen goods in September last year.
Kiely is described as white, 5'11" and is of proportionate build.
He has a scar on his nose to the right of his cheek as well as another scar on his forehead.
A Sussex Police spokesperson said, "Kiely comes from Brighton but also has links to Sutton in South London."