The unnamed Prison Officer was in charge of the incarceration of Les Battersby when he was sentenced to six months in Strangeways Jail in May 2003 for assaulting PC Mick Hopwood, a charge for which he was wholly innocent. He showed Les into his cell as he arrived in prison for the first time and was on duty in the visitors' room six weeks later when Curly Watts visited him to tell him that he and Emma were moving away as she had been promoted within the police force. This news was given in the forlorn hope that Les would curtail his threats of revenge as Emma had given false evidence at his trial.