A woman has been arrested at Norwich prison as part of a corruption investigation.

Detectives arrested a 30-year-old Norfolk woman on Thursday, July 13 for suspicion of misconduct in a public office and transmitting or receiving information electronically from inside a prison.

She was taken into custody for questioning, with investigators also searching her home address. A cell within the prison was also examined by detectives.

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The pre-planned operation was led by the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU).

Det Sgt Daniella Lewis, from ERSOU’s Prison Intelligence Unit, said: "This morning's arrest relates to an ongoing investigation into potential offending at HMP Norwich".

"We work closely with colleagues at HMP Norwich - and all prisons across the region - to target criminality within the prisons estate. We will always look to apprehend anyone involved in law-breaking within such places across eastern England".