An Ipswich man who tried to smuggle mobile phones, charging cables, SIM cards and drugs into Norwich prison has been jailed for ten months after breaching a suspended prison sentence.

Before Ipswich Crown Court heard on Friday ( November 3) was 34-year-old Kyle Beard of Robeck Road, Ipswich, who earlier this year admitted six offences of throwing or illegally conveying banned items into HMP Norwich on November 15 and 22 2021.

The charges related to 11 mobile phones,  21 SIM cards,  four USB cables, eight phone charging cables, a battery, cannabis, four pouches of tobacco, seven packets of cigarette papers, six condoms and a bottle of superglue.

In July he was given a 13 month prison sentence suspended for two years, a 20 day rehabilitation activity requirement and ordered to do 180 hours unpaid  work.

However, on Friday the court heard that Beard had failed to attend an appointment with the probation on July 18 and hadn't attended any meetings since then.

The court heard he'd bumped into people he owed money to for drugs at the start of the order in July and had panicked and had gone to Bristol where he was arrested last month.

Activating ten months of the suspended prison sentence, Recorder Paul Garlick said Beard had completely failed to engage with the probation service from the start of the suspended sentence order.