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Drugs still getting into prison despite new scanners

Drugs are still getting into Hull Prison even though a body scanner has been introduced, according to prison officers.

The new scanners

The Ministry of Justice says the new scanners, also installed at Humber, Leeds and Lindholme jails among others, have already caught a number of smugglers.

The machines can also detect drugs on clothes and in prisoners' post.

But despite this, drugs are still making their way to prisoners, officers say.

Rob Nicholson, from the Prison Officers' Association, said: "We're up against new drugs. You've also got people who are attempting to bring stuff in.

"So while you're battling to try and counteract everything, there's always somebody adapting new ways of getting it in. They're still getting [the drugs] into prison."

A Prison Service spokesperson said: “We are spending an extra £2.75bn to transform our jails with tough new security measures - to improve safety and cut off the flow of drugs.”

Yorkshire's Tuesday weather forecast

BBC Weather

This morning will be a mixture of sunny intervals and showers.

Some of the showers will be wintry on high ground.

This afternoon is likely to be windy with rain and hill snow.

Tonight will see a mixture of clear spells, brisk winds and wintry showers:

Weather graphic

Humber Bridge 'open to all traffic' - but slow down

If you're planning on driving over the Humber Bridge today, then things are looking good - or at least better than they have over recent days.

It remains open to all traffic after restrictions were in place - and even a complete closure last week - due to Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis.

However, drivers on the landmark bridge are being warned to make sure they stick to the lower than usual speed limit:

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Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Tuesday morning, most services appear to be running generally to time.


  • The 08:16 Sheffield to Leeds service has been cancelled
  • The 08:19 Doncaster to Newcastle service has been cancelled
  • The 08:32 Leeds to Sheffield service has been cancelled
  • The 08:42 York to Newcastle service has been cancelled
  • The 08:42 Leeds to Newcastle service has been cancelled
  • The 09:07 York to Newcastle service has been cancelled
  • The 09:14 Wakefield Westgate to Leeds service has been cancelled

For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below:

Man jailed for 10 years over Scarborough manslaughter

A man from Bridlington has been jailed for 10 years following the death of a 59-year-old man from Scarborough.

James Arthur Collinson
North Yorkshire Police

James Arthur Collinson (pictured), 38, of Easton Road, was sentenced after pleading guilty to the manslaughter of John Glenn.

Leeds Crown Court heard Mr Glenn died after an incident at the Golden Last pub on Eastborough, Scarborough, on 1 September 2019, in which Collinson punched him twice knocking him unconscious.

Det Insp Jonathan Sygrove said: “Collinson has a long history of violence and assault and his sentence clearly reflects the seriousness of his most recent offence which resulted in the tragic loss of a man’s life.

"His actions have caused a huge amount of pain for John Glenn’s family and this is something they will have to deal with for the rest of their lives," he added.