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Female prison officer, 33, had relationship with robber at open jail and helped him escape before he went on run for six months, court hears Erica Whittingham is accused of helping robber Michael Seddon escape from HMP Sudbury and assisting him while he was on the run for almost six months Derbyshire Police put out media appeal when Seddon escaped in October 2019 He was jailed for robbing elderly man and given indeterminate prison sentence Whittingham denies charges of helping Seddon escape and wilful misconduct in a judicial position and is due to stand trial at Derby Crown Court in July 2022

By Katie Feehan For Mailonline

Published: 15:29 BST, 3 May 2021 | Updated: 15:30 BST, 3 May 2021

Erica Whittingham, 33, is accused of helping Michael Seddon (pictured) escape from HMP Sudbury and assisting him while on the run

Erica Whittingham, 33, is accused of helping Michael Seddon (pictured) escape from HMP Sudbury and assisting him while on the run

A female prison officer has been charged with helping an inmate escape from a Derbyshire jail and having a relationship with him.

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Erica Whittingham appeared at Derby Crown Court to face two charges relating to the alleged offences.

The prosecution claim she formed a relationship with convicted robber Michael Seddon while she was working at HMP Sudbury where he was serving his sentence.

They then claim the 33-year-old helped him escape and assisted him while he was on the run for almost six months.

Whittingham, of Bramshall, Uttoxeter, denies the charges.

Adjourning the case to trial, Recorder Adrian Reynolds told her: 'What I would

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