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Man jailed after throwing phones and cigarettes into Surrey prison

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Man jailed after throwing phones and cigarettes into Surrey prison

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 10:33am 16th January 2020.

A man who threw mobile phones and cigarettes into a Surrey prison has been jailed.

Khurram Azad, of Lyndhurst Road, Tilehurst in Berkshire was sentenced to 15 months behind bars at Guildford Crown Court on Friday (10 January).

The 38-year-old had previously pleaded guilty to “conveying list B and list C prohibited articles” into HMP Coldingley, near Bisley.

Investigators tracked Azad down after he dropped his ID card near the external fence where the items were thrown over.

Khurram Azad ID
Azad's ID card as it was found near the prison.

The details on the ID card were then matched with Azad and detectives identified that his car had been near the prison at the time of the incident.

Azad was also later forensically linked to the phones and cigarettes.

In addition to the jail term, he was ordered to pay a £140 fine.

Detective Chief Inspector Ricky Dhanda said:

“Stopping illicit items making their way into the prison system is vitally important, and we have dedicated officers from across the south east working to tackle this.

"Digital devices act as enablers for organised criminality within prisons and tobacco is used as a currency to fund other criminal acts, so it’s vital we stop things at source and convict those who are facilitating things from the outside.

“I hope this conviction sends a strong message that offenders will be pursued and brought to justice.”