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Two charged with using drone to deliver mobiles and cannabis into prison

Published 27/04/2016

The pair have been charged with getting prohibited items into HMP Swaleside in Eastchurch, Kent
The pair have been charged with getting prohibited items into HMP Swaleside in Eastchurch, Kent

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.

A Kent Police spokesman said: "Officers investigating reports of a drone being used to send mobile phones and cannabis into a prison have charged two people from London."

The two defendants appeared at Medway Magistrates' Court on Tuesday and will next appear at Maidstone Crown Court on May 24.

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