EXCLUSIVE: Female prison officer, 23, admits having a fling with a violent inmate who was jailed for 10 years for beating up his girlfriend
- EXCLUSIVE: Alisha Fallows had fling with violent thug at HMP Lancaster Farms
- The four-month affair was revealed in February and she was removed from post
- Fallows was warned she faces a custodial sentence at Preston Crown Court
- Her prison lover, Damien Baxendale, 32, had been jailed for a decade after his vicious attack on ex-girlfriend Chelsea Hayes, then 23, in Bolton seven years ago
A woman prison officer today admitted having a fling with a violent inmate who was jailed for 10 years for beating up his girlfriend.
Alisha Fallows, 23, had an affair with vicious thug Damien Baxendale while he was behind bars.
Baxendale, 32, had been jailed after kicking and punching his girlfriend so hard doctors said it looked like she was in a car crash.
Chelsea Hayes, 23, was left with a bleed on the brain, a fractured vertebrae and a fractured eye socket.
She was so badly swollen that her three-year-old daughter did not recognise her. Baxendale, of Bolton, Gtr Manchester met Fallows while he was serving his sentence in HMP Lancaster Farms in Lancashire.
Prison officer Alisha Fallows, 23 (left) had a four-month fling with a violent inmate at HMP Lancaster Farms in Lancashire who had been jailed for 10 years for assaulting his girlfriend. She is pictured with boyfriend Scott McGuckin
Fallows, of Barrow, Cumbria today looked nervous as she removed her face mask to appear in the dock at Preston Crown Court on Wednesday
Their four-month fling was rumbled in February and Fallows was removed from her post.
Fallows, of Barrow, Cumbria today looked nervous as she removed her face mask to appear in the dock at Preston Crown Court.
She admitted one charge of misconduct in a public office in that she had a relationship with a prisoner between November 3 last year and February 14.
Baxendale, 32, had been jailed after kicking and punching his girlfriend so hard doctors said it looked like she was in a car crash
Judge Philip Parry warned her she could be jailed when he sentences her on February 11.
He told her: ‘You must realise that a custodial sentence will be at the forefront of my mind.’
Her defence barrister Patrick Williamson said she had been ‘of previous good character’ and had no past convictions.
Fallows was released on bail but the judge warned her that failing to turn up for sentencing would be ‘a serious criminal offence in itself’.
Baxendale appeared by video link from HMP Liverpool where he had been transferred from his previous jail in Lancaster.
He admitted one count of possessing a prohibited item between October 1 and December 16 last year. The court heard that he had used it to contact Fallows who had used the name Tony Baxendale to try and cover her tracks.
Defending Holly Nelson said Baxendale wanted to get sentencing ‘over as soon as possible’.
Baxendale attacked Miss Hayes in August 2013 and left her unconscious, her clothing torn and blood splattered around the rooms at his flat in Bolton.
Bolton Crown Court heard that her daughter Shernia did not recognise her.
Thug Damien Baxendale (pictured) was jailed for punching and kicking his girlfriend in a violent assault that left doctors comparing her injuries to those seen in victims of car crashes
WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGE: Baxendale’s victim Chelsea Hayes, 23, (above) was left with a bleed on the brain, a fractured vertebrae and a fractured eye socket
Prosecuting Rachel White said a neighbour him outside his flat at 3am on August 3 kicking someone in the face ‘as if he was kicking a football’.
When police officers arrived, Baxendale refused to let them in, claiming Miss Hayes was asleep, but relented when they threatened to force their way in.
Miss White told the court: ‘Chelsea Hayes was severely injured, gagging and unconscious.
‘Baxendale claimed Miss Hayes had been drunk telling police it was ‘all her own fault’ and claiming she had banged her head.’
The court heard he had also attacked another girlfriiend. He pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent and causing grievous bodily harm.
Baxendale was jailed for ten years with a further four years on licence for the attack and the second assault.