Prison officers suspended in smuggling probe

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The Independent Online

Three prison officers at the centre of an investigation into the smuggling of drugs and mobile phones at Britain's largest prison have been suspended, it was revealed today.

The three men, who work at Wandsworth prison in south west London, were arrested last month, and bailed to appear at Charing Cross police station next Thursday, the Metropolitan Police said.

A Prison Service spokesman said: "Three prison officers were suspended from HMP Wandsworth in April pending the outcome of a police investigation."