Essex

Elizabeth Surrey: Prison warden inmate affair case dropped

Chelmsford Prison
Image caption The former HMP Chelmsford prison officer was due to stand trial in December

A former prison officer accused of having an inappropriate relationship with an inmate at an Essex jail has had the case against her dropped.

Elizabeth Surrey, who worked at HMP Chelmsford, denied misconduct in public office during previous appearances at Chelmsford Crown Court.

It was claimed she had a relationship with a male inmate at the jail.

But the Crown Prosecution Service has now withdrawn the allegations, the court has confirmed.

The 25-year-old from Chelmsford was due to stand trial in December.

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