Ranby prisoner faces drug charges at crown court

A serving prisoner at HM Prison Ranby who was due to be released in two weeks’ time will remain locked up until he appears at the crown court.

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 4:08 pm
Updated Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 4:18 pm

Tremaine Atkinson, 29, currently of HM Prison Ranby, didn’t enter a plea when he was charged with possession of heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply, and using criminal property.

The alleged offences happened on March 18, last year, at Kelso Gardens, in Nottingham.

On Wednesday, prosecutor Lee Shepherd asked magistrates in Mansfield to remand him in custody on the grounds that he will commit further offences.

Ranby Prison.

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The court heard he was recalled to prison in June 2020, three months after his arrest.

Mr Atkinson's solicitor, Steve Ramsell, applied for him to be granted bail after his release date of May 7.

He said his client has now spent ten months in custody.

But the magistrates remanded him in custody to appear at Nottingham Crown Court, on May 19.

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