A jail cook has appeared in court accused of having a ‘personal relationship’ with a prisoner.

Catering assistant Amanda Swain is said to have been involved with a serving prisoner at HMP Bullingdon before May 2020.

The 51-year-old, of Ducklington, near Witney, appeared before Oxford Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday charged with neglecting to perform her public duty while holding a public office.

She was bailed to appear before Oxford Crown Court on August 5.

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