A prison support worker has been found guilty of misconduct after fabricating welfare checks on a vulnerable inmate.

Graham Evans, 66, of King’s Heath, Birmingham, was on overnight duty at HMP Hewell in Worcestershire on June 7, 2018, and was required to check on the high-risk prisoner, Mesut Olgun, four times every hour.

He recorded that he had carried out a total of 33 checks, but CCTV footage revealed he had only done 15 checks leaving Mr Olgun unsupervised for significant periods of time.

The court heard that Mr Olgun was considered an extreme risk when he took his own life on his first night in the prison.

Evans has been found guilty of misconduct in a public office and will be sentenced at Worcester Crown Court on Friday, January 19.

Head of the CPS Special Crime Division, Rosemary Ainslie, said: “In his role as a prison support worker, it was Evan’ responsibility to carry out all the required welfare checks on Mr Olgun, a vulnerable prisoner in his care.

"He both failed to carry out the number of required checks and fabricated the records.

"The jury have concluded today that his actions amount to serious misconduct. Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of Mesut Olgun.”