Prison guard had af­fair with killer

Mur­derer used dat­ing site while in jail

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Char­lotte To­bitt char­lote.to­bitt@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

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

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