Addiewell Prison guard charged after 'parts for building mobile phone' found

A senior warden at Addiewell Prison has been suspended and charged by police after parts for constructing a mobile phone were found, it has been reported.

Monday, 30th September 2019, 12:56 pm
HMP Addiewell Prison. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

The guard, named as Kenny Finlayson, 38, is understood to have worked at the prison for a number of years. He has been suspended by prison bosses pending an investigation into the find.

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Police said a man, 38, had been arrested and charged after an alleged find of “contraband items” at the prison earlier this month.

They said: “A report will go to the procurator fiscal.”

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The prison is run by private firm Sodexo, and a spokesman said: “We can confirm a member of staff has been arrested.

"It would be inappropriate to comment further while a police investigation is underway.”

A source quoted by The Sun newspaper said: “Phones are a real problem in the jail.

"Kenny had only returned to work for a few days after being off for a spell.

“He was recently promoted to a senior officer position.”