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Maidstone: Two arrested after suspicious activity outside prison

Two people have been arrested in connection with attempts to throw banned items into a prison.

Officers stopped a man on County Road, Maidstone, yesterday, after reports he was acting suspiciously and carrying a number of packages outside HMP Maidstone.

He was arrested, as well as the driver of a car that he had been in earlier that day, after officers suspected they were planning to throw the packages over the prison walls.

Maidstone prison
Maidstone prison

One of the men was a 26-year-old from Dagenham, and the other was a 31-year-old from Thamesmead.

Both were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to convey prohibited articles into a prison.

They have since been bailed, pending further inquiries, until Friday, July 14.

Forensics teams are analysing the packages found in their possession.

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