Prison officer jailed for 12 months after 'inappropriate' affair with inmate

23 December 2019, 18:54 | Updated: 23 December 2019, 18:56

The prison officer was caught having a relationship with an inmate at HMP Berwyn
The prison officer was caught having a relationship with an inmate at HMP Berwyn. Picture: North West Regional Organised Crime Unit
Ewan Quayle

By Ewan Quayle

A prison officer who had an affair with an inmate has been jailed for 12 months after admitting misconduct in a public office.

Ayshea Gunn, 27, was arrested in November 2018 after the relationship with Khuram Razaq, 29, who was convicted for conspiracy to rob, was discovered.

Police confirmed Gunn admitted misconduct at a hearing and was later sentenced at Mold Crown Court on Monday.

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

Ayshea Gunn and Khuram Razaq were in an "inappropriate" relationship
Ayshea Gunn and Khuram Razaq were in an "inappropriate" relationship. Picture: North West Regional Organised Crime Unit

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.

"Those who choose to offend in such a way are not above the law and we urge staff to be aware of the warning signs and to report any type of inappropriate behaviour so that we can take action to bring them to justice."

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