Woman denies helping smuggle drugs and phones into Stoke Heath prison

A woman is on trial accused of helping to smuggle drugs and mobile phones into Shropshire's prison for her partner.

Stoke Heath prison
Stoke Heath prison

Rachanne Collymore, 23, denies two charges of conspiracy to convey prohibited articles into Stoke Heath prison near Market Drayton – specifically synthetic cannabis and two mobile phones.

Collymore, of College Road in Kingstanding, gave evidence to her trial at Shrewsbury Crown Court on Friday.

Under questioning from prosecutor Mr Simon Davies, she denied arranging with a second man, the associate of a prisoner, for banned articles to be delivered into the prison in November of 2017.

She accepted that she was in a relationship with a man who was in the prison but said that the relationship only lasted five months, not the 18 months Mr Davies alleged.

The court heard the contents of text messages from the man advising Collymore not to visit him on a specific day.

It is anticipated that the jury in the trial will begin their deliberations early next week.

Collymore is represented at court by Miss Seamran Sidhu.

She denies both charges and the trial continues.

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