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HMP Risley drone: Three charged with smuggling cannabis and phones

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Image caption The drone was spotted hovering over HMP Risley on Wednesday night

Two men and a boy have been charged with attempting to smuggle cannabis and mobile phones into a prison after a drone was spotted hovering above.

The machine was seen flying over to HMP Risley in Warrington at about 23:20 BST on Wednesday, Cheshire Police said.

Following a search of the area, officers arrested four people.

The men, aged 31 and 41, and the 17-year-old, all from Merseyside, are charged with attempting to smuggle phones and Class B drugs into the jail.

The 41-year-old has also been charged with driving without a valid licence or insurance.

They are due to appear before North Cheshire Magistrates' Court.

An 18-year-old Kirkby man who was also arrested has been released pending further investigation.

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