A healthcare officer told a jury she walked in on a colleague apparently having sex with a prisoner and did not report it because she did not want to get her into trouble.
Carolyn Falloon said she was shocked to see Karen Cosford with Brian McBride in a staff room at the health centre in Wakefield Prison. “It looked like they were having sex.”
Cosford did not say anything but McBride “started laughing and asked me if I was a voyeur and did I like to watch,” she told Leeds Crown Court.
Falloon said she walked out and did not tell anyone. “I didn’t know what to say.
“She was a colleague with a small child, I just never mentioned it.
“I did not want to get her into trouble. At the time I didn’t know what to do really.”
Earlier Cosford, a prison nurse told the jury she was not consenting to sex with McBride but was being raped by him and was too terrified of threats against her and family to tell anyone. “I did what he wanted.”
Cosford, 47 and Falloon, 50, both from Wakefield deny misconduct in a public office along with two other colleagues in the health centre.
A police officer who sent a “wholly inappropriate” message on Twitter after helping to arrest two suspects in the Emma Winnall assault inquiry has been spoken to about his conduct.
Pc Hanif Sanghar, of West Midlands Police, reportedly used Twitter to inform his 2,700 followers that officers had “arrested the offenders” involved in the attack on the 93-year-old.
Pc Sanghar even alluded to the fact the arrests were going to be made, telling his followers that he was “due to be up very early” yesterday morning.
At 5.06am, just over an hour before a 56-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of assault, he tweeted to a colleague that he was “on an operation”.
Emma Winnall was left with a severed finger, a broken arm and wrist after the attack in her ground-floor flat in Moseley, Birmingham, on May 1.
Police said the arrested woman was not Miss Winnall’s daughter Joyce Blencoe, who is also 56.
Chief Insp Sally Seeley, from West Midlands Police, said: “The man and woman arrested in connection with the attack on Emma Winnall are suspects. They are innocent until proven guilty.”
She said in Pc Sanghar’s keenness to update the public “he used terminology which was wholly inappropriate”.
She added: “The officer has been advised and the tweets removed.”