Un ex-gardien de prison accusé d'infractions pénales après une relation avec un meurtrier’

AN ex-police and prison officer has appeared in court accused of a string of criminal offences after she allegedly had an “intimate relationship” with a jailed murderer.

Stephanie Heaps, 30, is said to have passed on “sensitive police et prison intelligence and tactics” to Leon Ramsden during their relationship.

Ex-police and prison officer Stephanie Heaps is accused of having an 'intimate relationship' with a jailed murderer

Ex-police and prison officer Stephanie Heaps is accused of having an ‘intimate relationshipwith a jailed murdererCrédit: PP.

She also allegedly overlooked criminality in HMP Wymott, Lancs.

Heaps, of Runcorn, Cheshire, appeared at Manchester et Salford magistrates’ court on charges including misconduct in public office.

All offences are said to have taken place between March 2018 et juillet 2020 when she served as a prison officer and then as a cop with Greater Manchester Police.

Co-accused Ramsden, 33, jailed for life in 2015, and five other defendants face a raft of charges.

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All will appear at Boulonner crown court in July.