A PRISON support worker who fabricated the number of welfare checks he conducted on a vulnerable prisoner has been convicted of misconduct in public office.

Graham Evans, 66, was on overnight duty at HMP Hewell on Thursday, June 7 2018, and was required to check on high-risk prisoner Mesut Olgun four times every hour.

He recorded that he had carried out a total of 33 checks but CCTV footage later revealed he had performed only 15, leaving Mr Olgun unsupervised for significant periods of time.

Evans has today been found guilty of misconduct in public office. He will be sentenced on Friday, January 19.