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Man admits trying to throw drugs into Suffolk jail

PUBLISHED: 19:18 24 February 2020 | UPDATED: 19:18 24 February 2020

Highpoint prison in Suffolk Picture: ARCHANT

Highpoint prison in Suffolk Picture: ARCHANT

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A man was caught attempting to throw drugs over the fence at a Suffolk prison, a court heard.

Robbie Holliday, 33, of Brindles, Canvey Island, Essex, appeared at Ipswich Crown Court on Monday and pleaded guilty to attempting to throw a list A article into Highpoint prison in August last year.

The court heard that Holliday was unsuccessful in his attempt to throw cannabis over the fence at the category C prison, in Stradishall, on August 18, 2019.

Judge David Pugh ordered a pre-sentence report on Holliday - who has 20 previous convictions for 30 offences.

Judge Pugh told Holliday: "I am going to renew your bail on the same conditions as before.

"All sentencing options are open."

Holliday's sentence was placed in a warned list at Ipswich Crown Court for March 30.

He was released on conditional bail.

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