FOUR people, including a Radcliffe man, have been charged in connection with the theft over £250,000 worth of electronic equipment from a prison.

Paul Hewitt, aged 40, of James Street in Radcliffe; Aidan Bligh, aged 38, of Billington Avenue in Rossendale; and Paul Albertsen, aged 41, of Easton Close in Middleton; have all been charged with theft and proceeds of crime offences.

Samantha Bligh, aged 39, also of Billington Avenue in Rossendale; has been charged with proceeds of crime offences.

The charges relate to theft from HMP Forest Bank in Salford.

The three men and one woman will appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court on November 13.