Drone 'was used to carry mobile phones and cannabis into prison'

A typical drone, pictured in flight Credit: PA

Two people have been been charged with using a drone to carry mobile phones and cannabis into a prison.

Ingrid Edwards, 25, of Wolfe Crescent in Charlton, South London, and Daniel Lee Kelly, 37, of Amblecote Meadows in Grove Park, South London, have been charged with two counts of getting prohibited items into HMP Swaleside in Eastchurch, Kent.

The items are alleged to have been sent into the prison between March 16 and April 25.

Police say two defendants are due to appear at Maidstone Crown Court on 24 May.