Screw is held over ‘jail rape’

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A PRISON of­fi­cer has been ar­rested after a woman was al­legedly raped at a jail, it is un­der­stood.

Greater Manch­ester Po­lice con­firmed that a 25-year-old man was ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of rape at HMP For­est Bank, in the Pendle­bury area of Sal­ford, Greater Manch­ester on Satur­day.

The force said it re­ceived a re­port that a woman had been raped ear­lier the same day.

Po­lice said the man has since been re­leased un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion and en­quiries are on­go­ing.

A spokesman at HMP For­est Bank said: “We are work­ing closely with the po­lice in their in­ves­ti­ga­tion con­cern­ing the ar­rest of a mem­ber of staff, and can­not make any fur­ther com­ment.”

The cat­e­gory B men’s pri­vate prison opened in 2000 and holds up to 1,500 pris­on­ers from the age of 18.

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