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Men arrested after drone incident in prison outside maximum security jail

Men arrested after drone incident in prison outside maximum security jail

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Police were alerted to a drone sighting near HMP Long Lartin at 1.55am on Monday and arrived to search the area.

A West Mercia Police spokesman said: “On arrival officers located a vehicle parked nearby with three men inside. They were subsequently detained while a search was carried out.

“A drone was found in the vehicle, along with fishing hooks.

“There was a package on the side of the road containing a large amount of cannabis.

“Three men, aged 18, 19 and 35, have been arrested for conspiracy to smuggle prohibited goods into a prison and remain in police custody.”

HMP Long Lartin is a maximum security prison in Worcestershire.

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