Briony Molyneux represents prison officer in high profile sentencing hearing.
11 January 2021
On 8 January 2021, Briony Molyneux, instructed by Keith Sheppard of Thompsons solicitors, represented a Prison Officer at her complex and sensitive sentencing hearing. The Misconduct in Public Office case attracted much publicity in the press, both locally and nationally. The case involved a former Prison Officer on the Isle of Wight, who had formed an inappropriate relationship with a Prisoner who was serving a sentence for double murder.
There were several charges, ranging from having sexual contact, to sanctioning an assault on a colleague by a prisoner.
In testing circumstances, Briony was able to secure a good result, with the custodial sentence imposed being considerably lower than such offences would ordinarily carry.
The case was covered by a number of national and regional news outlets, including: