Prisoner caught red-handed with mobile phone on New Year’s Eve

HM Prison Hollesley Bay Picture: ARCHANT

HM Prison Hollesley Bay Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

A Suffolk prisoner was caught red-handed with a mobile phone by staff on New Year’s Eve, a court heard.

Ipswich Crown Court heard how Isaak Willmot-Grey, 26, was caught with a smart phone at Hollesley Bay prison, near Woodbridge, on December 31, 2018.

The court heard that Willmot-Grey was serving a five-and-a-half year sentence for drugs charges and was jailed in October 2017.

On New Year's Eve, 2018, officers were conducting checks and caught Willmot-Grey red-handed with the smart phone which he tried to conceal.

Upon a search, the phone was discovered and Willmot-Grey was subsequently transferred to a different prison in Nottinghamshire.


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Judge Martyn Levett criticised the "inexplicable" delay in the case coming to court.

Judge Levett said there was no evidence that suggested the phone was being used for any criminality.

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The judge handed Willmot-Grey a four-month sentence for the offence.

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