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19 June 2024

Prison worker mums who had secret convict boyfriends caught out after going to jail showers

Amy Portwood and Adrienne Juniper, of Leigh, became “infatuated” with convicted Manchester robbers Darren McAndrew and Philip Phythian and took contraband into the jail where they worked. They also exchanged a string of “overtly sexual” texts and WhatsApp messages with their behind bars boyfriends, whose initials they allegedly had tattooed on their bodies.

Liverpool Crown Court heard last week that Phythian had been serving a six-year sentence for robbery and possession of a bladed article in a public place at HMP Risley in Warrington in late 2021, while McAndrew was subject to an extended 12-year sentence for robbery and aggravated vehicle taking, the Liverpool Echo reports.

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