Sussex

Lewes Prison: Five charged over 'phone smuggling plot'

Five people, including a nurse and legal executive, have been charged with plotting to smuggle mobile phones into Lewes Prison.

The two women and three men were arrested after three phones and some prescription drugs were discovered at the Sussex jail.

It follows an investigation by Sussex Police's Serious Organised Crime Unit in partnership with the prison service.

The five have been bailed to appear at Brighton Magistrates' Court on 25 June.

Ann Wright, a 44-year-old nurse, of Wadhurst Close, Eastbourne, is charged with two offences of conspiracy to convey prohibited articles into the prison; and with misconduct in public office.

Nicholas Nolan, 63, a legal executive, of Lansdowne Road, Worthing; sales assistant Jessica Osbourne, 19, of Cedar Close, Lancing; and Matthew Johnson, a 23-year-old roofer, of Stoney Lane, Shoreham; all face the conspiracy charge.

Liam Newman, a 29-year-old building labourer, of Buci Crescent, Shoreham, faces two similar charges.

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