More jail time for prisoner caught with mobile phone at Risley

Warrington Guardian: HMP Risley HMP Risley

A RISLEY prisoner who was caught with a mobile phone has been handed a 12-week jail term.

Aaron Arthurs, who has since been transferred to Forest Green Prison in Manchester, was caught out by prison officers.

Halton Magistrates Court heard on Thursday how a detector showed there was a mobile phone signal coming from Arthurs’ cell at 9pm on December 20.

When officers opened the door they saw the 30-year-old try to hide something underneath the bed - which turned out to be the phone.

Arthurs was in prison after being recalled from licence for a 32-month sentence he received for having ammunition without a certificate.

The court heard how Arthurs had borrowed the phone from another prisoner and had done it on a number of occasions previously.

He would get family to top up credit on the mobile as a thank you and had planned to use the phone to contact family.

Arthurs had his privileges removed after being caught with the item.

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7:06pm Mon 3 Mar 14

old-codger says...

Those who did the top up should be in the same cell for aiding and abetting.
Those who did the top up should be in the same cell for aiding and abetting. old-codger
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