Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Prison Officer Is Arrested after Woman Raped at Jail

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Prison Officer Is Arrested after Woman Raped at Jail

Article excerpt

A PRISON officer has been arrested after an allegation that a woman was raped at a Salford jail.

Police arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of rape at HMP Forest Bank over the weekend.

It is understood that the victim also works at the category B prison.

The suspect was taken into custody and questioned by officers about the incident over the weekend.

He has since been released under investigation. The action comes after police were contacted on Saturday (June 16) following a report that a woman had been raped at the jail.

Police immediately launched an investigation and arrested 25-year-old man on suspicion of rape.

Bosses at Sodexo Justice Services, the private firm which runs the prison, say the incident is being investigated by police.

A spokesman at HMP Forest Bank said: "We are working closely with the police in their investigation concerning the arrest of a member of staff, and cannot make any further comment. …

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