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Man warned he could be jailed after smuggling phones into a prison

PUBLISHED: 11:30 25 September 2020 | UPDATED: 12:20 25 September 2020

A man who smuggled phones in Highpoint prison, near Stradishall, has been warned he faces jail Picture: ARCHANT

A man who smuggled phones in Highpoint prison, near Stradishall, has been warned he faces jail Picture: ARCHANT

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A 34-year-old man who tried to smuggle phones into a Suffolk prison has been warned he could be jailed when he is sentenced next month.

Adjourning sentence on Wesley De Oliveira, Judge Emma Peters asked for a pre-sentence to be prepared on him by the probation service to look at alternatives to an immediate prison sentence.

However, she told De Oliveira: “I want to make it clear I’m not making any promises that you won’t get an immediate prison sentence.”

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De Oliveira, of Harman Rise, Ilford, admitted conveying mobile phones into HMP Highpoint, at Stradishall, near Newmarket on April 6 last year. He also admitted being in breach of a conditional discharge.

Steven Dyble for De Oliveira said although his client had previous convictions he hadn’t served a prison sentence before and he asked the court to consider passing a suspended sentence.

He said the offence was committed some time ago and since then De Oliveira had set up a shoe cleaning business, an iPhone repair business and a record label.

De Oliveira will be sentenced during the week commencing October 19.


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