Tributes paid to Welsh prison officer who died after contracting coronavirus

Tributes have been paid to a prison officer who died after contracting coronavirus.

Rachael Yates, 33, worked at the category C Usk Prison in Monmouthshire, having previously worked at the town's post office.

Ms Yates is the fourth member of prison staff in the UK to die after falling ill with Covid-19.

Usk Town Council paid tribute to her in a post on Facebook.

They said: "Many of you will remember Rachael and her cheery nature working alongside Jane behind the counter at the old post office in Bridge Street - often in Victorian costume - and some of you may have seen her recently around Usk where she had been working at Usk Prison.

"Our thoughts are very much with her family at this very sad time."