Woman and teenager arrested after drugs and drone are found outside prison near Leyland

A woman and a teenage boy have been arrested after drugs and a drone were found in a car near a prison in Leyland.

Monday, 11th May 2020, 1:58 pm
Updated Monday, 11th May 2020, 2:06 pm
Officers recovered a drone and a quantity of drugs from a Toyota parked near the perimeter fence at HMP Wymott in Ulnes Walton, near Leyland on Sunday (May 11)

Officers were on patrol near the perimeter of HMP Wymott, near Leyland, at shortly before midnight yesterday (Sunday, May 10) when they spotted a Toyota CHR parked near the security fence.

As the officers approached, two people were seen running away from the car and were arrested a short time later.

A woman aged 44, from Nottinghamshire, has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class B drug with intent to supply.

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A 16-year-old boy, from Staffordshire, has also been arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class B drug with intent to supply, as well as car theft.

Both remain in custody.

Officers recovered a quantity of drugs from the Toyota, suspected to be cannabis, as well as a drone and a number of mobile phones.

The force said "enquiries are on-going".

HM Prison Wymott is a Category C men's prison in Ulnes Walton, near Leyland.

Situated next to HMP Garth, the prison houses hundreds of sex offenders, as well as inmates sentenced for mainstream offences.