Prison bosses vow to punish those 'responsible' after Facebook account boasts Connor Brown killer Ally Gordon will 'be home by November'

Messages sent from a Facebook profile of a man in prison for killing Sunderland teenager Connor Brown boast he will be out by November.

Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 5:00 pm
Updated Friday, 24th January 2020, 10:44 am

Jurors found Ally Gordon guilty of manslaughter in December following a trial into the murder of beloved Sunderland teenager Connor Brown.

A month later, messages sent from a Facebook account, while the 20-year-old is serving time in prison, have been shared on social media.

The messages said Gordon, who was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail, will be out on the streets of Sunderland in November and threatened to take the ‘head off’ another person during an exchange.

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Ally Gordon was sentenced to three-and-a-half years after being found guilty of manslaughter.

A picture sent from the profile also shows what appears to be Gordon from inside the prison making a crude gesture.

The Facebook account has now been deleted and the prison service has confirmed ‘those responsible will be punished’ and could face up to two additional years behind bars.

Connor Brown

The pair killed 18-year-old Connor Brown who was enjoying a night out in Sunderland city centre in the early hours of Sunday, February 24, 2019.

Barrass stabbed Connor five times while Gordon, of Polmuir Road, kicked Connor while the pair fought on the ground.

The beloved teenager was described as a “wonderful son” and tributes from across the North East flooded in for Connor following his death.

A Prison Service spokesman said: “We do not tolerate mobile phones in our prisons. The Facebook account has been deleted and those responsible will be punished.

“We are spending an extra £100 million, as part of a broader £2.75 billion programme, on cutting-edge technology to detect and block mobile phones, and crack down on illicit items in jails.”

Tough airport-style security, including X-ray scanners and metal detectors, will be put into prisons to clamp down on the drugs, weapons and mobile phones that increase the risk to prison officers and hinder rehabilitation.