Kerry Vincent (pictured) was jailed for life in 2002 for her part in the murder of Valerie Tallett in Winchester
An officer at a woman’s prison is under investigation over claims he had flings with six inmates after being caught in a murderer’s cell.
Stewart King, 47, was reportedly suspended after he was allegedly found in Kerry Vincent’s cell at HMP Send in Surrey.
The 36-year-old was jailed for life for her role in the murder of Valerie Tallett, 38, who was stabbed death at a hostel in Winchester, Hampshire, in 2001.
A source told The Sun that officers investigating at the prison have already uncovered two affairs.
King’s mobile phone and laptop are reportedly being examined by officers who are trying to find out about further sexual encounters at the 300-capacity jail.
A former inmate told the newspaper: ‘There are women there in need of satisfaction.
‘Some turn to other cons while others make do with a screw, so to speak. There was just one officer on patrol in J wing at times.
‘So if it was King he could fill his boots. He has been using the prison more like a nightclub pick-up joint.’
King, from Mortimer, Berkshire, has worked at the jail for five years and could end up being jailed if he is convicted of misconduct in public office, reports the paper.
He is dubbed Bigfoot by inmates at the prison and was caught inside Vincent’s cell.
Stewart King, 47, was reportedly suspended after he was allegedly found in Kerry Vincent’s cell at HMP Send in Surrey
She was jailed along with her husband Steven Lochead in 2002 after Ms Tallet was stabbed in the stomach and left to bleed to death.
The source told the paper that there were six women in their ‘early 30s and 40s’ King had been seeing in the jail.
He refused to comment when approached by the paper.
A Ministry of Justice spokesman said: ‘The vast majority of our prison staff are hard-working and honest.
‘We take any allegations of inappropriate behaviour extremely seriously, and won’t hesitate to take swift action against the small minority who involve themselves in wrongdoing.’