Tayside and Central Scotland

Glenochil Prison officer arrested over mail theft

A senior officer at a prison near Stirling has been arrested after being accused of stealing inmates' mail.

Craig Renton, 42, has been charged with theft by Central Scotland Police. It is understood he was stopped and searched as he entered Glenochil Prison.

Mr Renton was suspended from his post at the prison after his arrest at the end of April.

A police spokeswoman said: "Inquiries are ongoing in relation to possible further postal offences."

The Scottish Prison Service said it would not comment on the matter, but confirmed a member of staff at the prison had been suspended.

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