Man smuggled mobile phone into South Yorkshire jail up his bum

An offender who smuggled a mobile phone into prison after hiding it up his bum has been spared from being sent back to jail.

Tuesday, 25th February 2020, 5:29 pm

Sheffield Crown Court heard on January 21, how Lewis Green, 26, had been transferred to HM Prison Moorland, near Hatfield Woodhouse, Doncaster, when prison staff searched him but failed to find anything until he was spotted in his cell using the phone.

Bev Wright, prosecuting, said: “They could not find anything and placed him in a cell and shortly afterwards a prison officer went back and he was standing there with a phone in his hand.”

Green, of Satash Road, Hull, who has previous convictions, had originally been convicted and sentenced to custody for affray, according to Ms Wright, but he has since been released.

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HMP Prison Moorland, near Hatfield Woodhouse, Doncaster.

He pleaded guilty to possessing an unauthorised item in prison after the search a year ago in January, 2019.

Ms Wright confirmed the phone was about seven centimetres long and Green had hidden it in his anus.

Ben Robinson, defending, said Green had been remanded in custody before he was convicted and transferred to HMP Moorland and someone had given him a phone to contact family.

He added Green has a job and has been engaging with the probation service.

Judge Jeremy Richardson QC sentenced Green to six-months of custody suspended for 18 months with a rehabilitation requirement and a three-month curfew. He must pay £300 costs.

Judge Richardson suspended the sentence due to Green’s progress and delays in bringing him to justice which he stressed had not been the fault of the court.