Man 'took banned items into HMP Swaleside' on Sheppey

HMP Swaleside
Image caption Kent Police said the charges followed a visit to HMP Swaleside on the Isle of Sheppey

A London man has been charged with trying to take prohibited articles into HMP Swaleside in Kent.

Richard Brown, 23, of New Cross, south London, is accused of trying to take four mobile phone SIM cards and a Class A drug into the jail on Sheppey.

Kent Police said Mr Brown was charged with attempting to convey prohibited articles into prison to a serving inmate, after a visit to the jail.

Mr Brown is due to appear before Maidstone magistrates on 22 September.

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