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Four sentenced for plans to sneak drugs and phones into prison

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THREE men and a woman have been sentenced at Preston Crown Court today (Friday 24 January 2014) for their role in conspiring to smuggle drugs and mobile phones into Garth Prison.

Bernard Jolly, 42, of Princess Street, Swinton, Manchester; Kevin McLoughlin, 55, of Croft Close, Kirkby Stephen; and Dean Cleworth, 33, of no fixed address, received custodial sentences of 51 weeks, 49 weeks and 49 weeks respectively. Cleworth’s sentence is to run consecutive to a current prison sentence that he is serving.

They had all earlier pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply class B drugs, class C drugs and prohibited items into HMP Garth.

Faye Burke, 25, of Churchill Street, Stockport, had earlier pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply prohibited items into HMP Garth and received a 29 week prison sentence suspended for two years.

The sentencing comes after two separate attempts to give packages to prisoner Dean Cleworth at the A&E Department at Chorley Hospital in September 2012.

On the first occasion, Jolly and McLoughlin left a package in a toilet for Cleworth – who had been taken to hospital after he claimed to be ill – to pick up. Cleworth was however taken to a different toilet and the package was recovered by Jolly and McLoughlin before they left.

On the second occasion, as Cleworth arrived at the hospital, McLoughlin was brought in by an ambulance claiming to have chest pains. Burke attended shortly after and told staff her father had been brought in with chest pains. Once on the ward, Burke put a package in a toilet. Cleworth was taken to the toilet and recovered 150 grams of cannabis resin (class B) and 25 subutex tablets (class C) and two mobile phones, which had been left by Burke. McLoughlin checked the toilet after Cleworth had left and then walked out of the hospital.

Staff at the hospital raised the alarm when McLoughlin could not be found. Cleworth was searched on his return to prison and found to have the drugs and mobile phones on him.

DC Martin Hulme from Chorley CID said: “Drugs and mobile phones have a much greater value inside a prison then they do on the streets. We estimate that the drugs and phones that were recovered on Cleworth would have had a value of around £9,000 inside the prison.

“This has been a complex investigation that shows that, despite the best efforts of organised criminals to cover their tracks, the police will remain committed to tackling the supply and use of illegal drugs across Lancashire.

“These offenders have used the services of the NHS and the North West Ambulance Service with no regard whatsoever for the needs of genuine patients. This disgraceful misuse of public services demonstrates the selfish and greedy attitude of the offenders.

“We work closely with colleagues from other forces as well as the prison service to combat drug supply and we will take action against anyone we suspect to be involved. I would urge anyone who has any information about drugs to tell us so that we can continue to take action.”

Governor of HMP Garth Steve Lawrence added: “Drugs and mobile phones are dangerous and illegal items within a prison environment. As criminals try to find new ways to supply such articles into the prison system, we will continue to work with our criminal justice partners to catch them at it.”

Jim Lloyd, Security Adviser at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are thankful that our staff were so vigilant. This was an isolated incident and our staff do routinely check the public toilets in our hospitals. We have worked closely with both Lancashire Constabulary and the prison service to ensure that security is heightened when prisoners are brought into our hospitals.”

Information about drugs can be reported to the police on 101 or to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Ed Sheeran rushed to hospital after being knocked off bike in London

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Ed Sheeran has been to rushed to hospital after being knocked off his bike in London.

It is believed the singer has suffered a broken arm after he collided with a car in the capital city.

Ed took to Instagram ‘I’ve had a bit of a bicycle accident and I’m currently waiting on some medical advice, which may affect some of my upcoming shows. Please stay tuned for further news. Ed x’

Ed shared this with a picture of his guitar arm in a plaster cast and his other arm in a sling.

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DEAD: Sally Jones Britain’s Most Wanted Woman and Islamic State Recruiter Killed

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The White Widow Sally Jones has been Killed in a US Drone Strike, Jones who had planned many terror attacks fled the UK to become a IS Recruiter.

She was Britain’s Most Wanted Woman. It is believed she died in a US Air Force Drone Strike which happened near to the border of Syria and Iraq.

Jones was killed in June 2017, with the news kept hush because of fears that her 12-year-old son may have also been killed.

Jones left her home in Chatham, Kent in 2013 with her son Jojo to join Islamic State in Syria. During this time she often used her son as a human shield to save her own life.

The CIA and MI6 spent months tracking down Jones before they launched a Drone Strike and killed her.

She played a key role in the recruitment of young females becoming jihadis often leaving their families in the middle of the night to head out and join the Islamic State.

Despite the claims that Jones is dead, the US cannot 100 percent be sure she is dead, as they made no attempt to recover any DNA, But they are very confident that she is dead.

Drone Strikes are very clever in the way they work as they are able to follow targets for a number of weeks before launching a missile attack without any civilians being killed.

However, they cannot confirm if 12-year-old brainwashed Jojo has been killed also, something which the Americans could face a backlash over.

Jojo was brainwashed he faced years of forced lessons in radical Islam & firearms training. He recently featured within an IS execution video standing behind a row of prisoners who was kneeling on the floor before pulling the trigger and murdering them.

Jones converted to Islam and was nicknamed the White Widow after her Islamic State husband Junaid Hussain was killed by a drone in 2015.

Hussain aged 21 and from Birmingham brainwashed Jones to such a degree she became head of recruitment for young women and schoolgirls within the Islamic State.

Jones & Hussain planned many attacks across Europe and America and is believed to have been a key recruiter and brainwasher of many wanting to join the Islamic State.

Jones was linked to the planning of a number of major terror attacks including one which planned to blow up the Queen and Prince Philip on the streets of London during the VJ celebrations.

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wanted for fraud offences after bank card that was used fraudulently

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Police are appealing for help to speak to a man in connection with a case of fraud In Ipswich.

Amongst items stolen in a burglary that occurred overnight on 18 July on Severn Road in the town was a bank card that was used fraudulently for a number of payments the following day.

CCTV enquiries have resulted in one store in the town providing officers with footage of a male they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

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