Prison guard had affair with killer
Murderer used dating site while in jail
A CONVICTED murderer serving a jail sentence for killing a man with a Samurai sword in West Drayton had an affair with a prison guard, a court has heard.
Gavin Ward, who murdered 22-year-old Christopher Mills in January 2006, became involved with prison officer Raisa Brumby less than two years after he had used a dating website while in HMP Coldingley, in Bisley, Surrey.
Ward, 35, appeared at Guildford Crown Court on Tuesday to admit a charge of transmitting an image/sound from inside a prison without athority.
It is understood that the website Ward was signed up to was Plenty of Fish, and he used it to speak to women from prison under the name Lee Johnson.
He is believed to have uploaded photos of him posing in HMP Swaleside in 2014. His profile stated he was ‘looking to meet new people and who knows maybe meet someone special.’
Brumby, 28, of Sopworth Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire, admitted wilfully neglecting to perform duty/misconduct in a public office.
They will be sentenced on September 12.
Ward, now in HMP Swaleside in Kent, was jailed for 17 years in July 2007 for Mr Mills’ murder with accomplice Noel Moran, and will serve another six to seven years behind bars before he can be considered for parole.
The attack was said to be in revenge after a previous scuffle at a pub.
A Prison Service spokesperson said: “Anyone who fails to meet our professional standards of integrity will face disciplinary proceedings and will be dealt with swiftly and robustly.”
n MURDERER: Gavin Ward found the prison officer on dating website Plenty of Fish