Teens arrested for breaking into jail

TWO teenage girls were arrested inside Hollesley Bay prison on suspicion of trying to smuggle drugs into the jail, it emerged today.

TWO teenage girls were arrested inside Hollesley Bay prison on suspicion of trying to smuggle drugs into the jail, it emerged today.

The pair, a 17-year-old from Felixstowe and a 19-year-old from Stowmarket, sneaked in to the open prison but were stopped by warders and then arrested by police after being discovered with cannabis.

It is understood one girl had seen her boyfriend on an official visit earlier, and sneaked back in with a pal later.

A prison officer said the girls may have been planning to spend some intimate time with two of the inmates.

The prison officer said: “It was pretty clear what these girls had in mind.

“We're pleased we managed to stop them as if we'd found them having sex in a cell it would have caused a massive scandal.”

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A police spokeswoman said the incident happened on Saturday, April 19.

She said: “One of the prison officers found them and detained them.

“Police then went and arrested them.”

It is believed the two inmates involved have been moved to a more secure prison.

The girls have been released on bail until next month.

The revelation comes amid claims prison life in Britain is now so cushy that many inmates prefer it to life outside.

Glyn Travis, of the Prison Officers Association, said last week inmates were happy to stay inside because they can get hold of drugs, mobile phones and even sex.

He said a dealer regularly broke into a Yorkshire prison by using a ladder to enter cell windows - but no inmate used the ladder as a means of escape.

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