Prison officer, 27, who had an affair with inmate jailed for 12 months

A prison officer who had an affair with an inmate has been jailed for 12 months.

Tuesday, 24th December 2019, 12:52 pm
Khuram Razaq (left), 29, and Ayshea Gunn, 27, - Merseyside Police/PA Wire

Ayshea Gunn, 27, of Johntown, Wrexham, was arrested in November 2018 after the inappropriate relationship with Khuram Razaq, 29, at HMP Berwyn was discovered.

She went on to admit misconduct in a public office and was sentenced at Mold Crown Court on Monday, said police.

Razaq, who is serving a sentence for conspiracy to rob, pleaded guilty to possession of prohibited articles and was jailed for an additional eight months.

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Detective Inspector Dawn Hampson from the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit, said: "We have worked closely with Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service to tackle the problem of corruption within prisons.

"We want to reassure the honest, dedicated and hardworking staff that work in our prisons that we will continue to take action against people who choose to engage in corrupt activity.”