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Woolsthorpe man jailed for a year for throwing drugs into prison

A man from Woolsthorpe-by-Belvoir has been jailed for a year after helping to throw drugs and mobile phones over a prison wall.

Ashley Tennick, 24, of Woolsthorpe, and Ashley Wilkinson, 22, of Geneva Avenue, Lincoln, were handed sentences of 12 months and 16 months respectively.

Wilkinson was sentenced for throwing over drugs including Cannabis, while Tennick pleaded guilty to helping throw over drugs and mobile phones.

Ashley Tennick (2214463)
Ashley Tennick (2214463)

This brings the total to nine offenders who have been sentenced for similar offences in this investigation, bringing the total prison time to over ten years so far for all the offenders.

Wilkinson pleaded guilty to one offence on November 11 2016, and not guilty to an offence on January 8 2017. He was found guilty at trial to the offence on January 8 and on May 9 he was sentenced for bringing in Article A and Article C prohibited items.

Tennick pleaded guilty to being with Jordan Baker, who was sentenced for similar offences two months ago, when the pair threw drugs including cocaine and mobile phones over the walls of the prison on October 30, 2016. His fingerprints were found on the clingfilm and foil of the packages that were thrown over the walls.

Detective Sergeant Kerry Webb said: “We have now seen two further people sentenced as part of the investigation and we are satisfied that this operation is being successful in bringing offenders to justice who are concentrated on bringing in illegal supplies into HMP Lincoln.

“We are working with several departments within the force and the prison service. I want to thank everyone for their efforts in bringing these offenders to justice.”


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