Updated: Tuesday, 15th October 2019 @ 9:55am

Salford prison van heist: Woman charged over illegal phone calls that allegedly led to duo's escape

Salford prison van heist: Woman charged over illegal phone calls that allegedly led to duo's escape

By Danielle Wainwright

A Salford woman suspected of repeatedly contacting a prison inmate on an illegally held mobile phone which allegedly led to the escape of two men from a prison van will appear in court next week.

Sarah McCabe, 33, of New Cross Street, Swinton, has been charged with intentionally encouraging or assisting an either way offence after contacting a convict between March 22 and April 23.

She was arrested as part of an investigation into the escape of two prisoners from a prison van on Regent Road in Salford on April 30.

McCabe allegedly made calls and sent messages to an illegally possessed mobile telephone, which was capable of encouraging or assisting the commission of an either way offence contrary to the Prison Act 1952.

McCabe is due to appear at Manchester Magistrates’ Court on Thursday August 22.

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