Heroin, skunk cannabis and mobile phones were smuggled into Wandsworth prison by a prison officer and the partner of an inmate.

Prison officer Kwaku Boakye, 59, of Moberly Road, Clapham, and Donna Taylor, 34, of St James Road in Mitcham, were sentenced to a combined total of 10 years for sneaking 103g of cannabis, 18 mobile phones, 17 SIM cars, 2.7g of heroin and three bottles of wine into the jail.

Boakye, who was given six years imprisonment today (May 27) at Southwark Crown Court, was searched by prison staff and a drugs dog on April 21, 2014.

He had alcohol, herbal cannabis and a clingfilm-wrapped package containing drugs and mobile phones on him.

Police from the London Prison Anti-Corruption team launched an investigation and Donna Taylor was later arrested.

Taylor had met Boakye in Clapham and handed him items to smuggle into the prison and give to her parter, Jerry Agyemang, who was serving a sentence for a firearms offence.

Taylor paid Boakye £360 to smuggle the drugs, booze and phones into the prison.

Investigating officer DC Scott Pavitt of the London Prison Anti Corruption Team, said: "This case has been a long and complex investigation, requiring the close co-operation of our partners in the Prison Service.

“I hope that these sentences serve as a deterrent to others who wish to engage in corruption which continues the criminality of those serving sentences inside prison."