A prison worker accused of assault has case dismissed

Rebecca Harold a prison worker accused of assaulting a boy at a young offenders' centre has had the case against her dismissed at the end of the trial.

Joshua Normanton instructed by Blackfords LLP defended the prison officer who was the first person to be charged after a BBC Panorama undercover programme uncovered alleged abuse at the Rochester centre in January. Following the Panorama investigation, the government announced it would take over the running of the facility through the National Offender Management Service.

The case has received widespread national press coverage: BBC.