Middleton man charged in connection with £250,000 electronics thefts from Forest Bank prison

Date published: 08 November 2019

A Middleton man has been charged in connection with thefts from HMP Forest Bank alongside two other men and a woman.

Paul Albertsen, 41, of Middleton, has been charged with theft and proceeds of crime offences, as have Aidan Bligh, 38, of Rossendale, and Paul Hewitt, 40, of Radcliffe.

Samanatha Bligh, 39, of Rossendale, has been charged with proceeds of crime offences.

They will appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court on Wednesday 13 November.

The charges relate to the theft of over £250,000 worth of electronic equipment from the prison.

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