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A WOMAN accused of helping an inmate escape from Edmunds Hill Prison, in Stradishall, has appeared in court.

Tracey Poulton, 26, from Essex, was arrested following an incident on June 14, in which it is alleged that James Whitlock, who is serving a 33 month sentence for theft, walked out of the prison.

She did not indicate a plea when she appeared at Ipswich Crown Court last Thursday and was released on unconditional bail until her next court appearance on February 11.

Whitlock, 25, who was arrested in the West Midlands on December 8, appeared before magistrates in Dudley last Wednesday.