A jealous Sports Direct worker has been jailed for trying to hire a dark web hitman to kill a colleague after both had an affair with their boss. Whitney Franks, aged 26, tried to assassinate her love rival.

James Prest was conducting affairs with both women when Franks planned the assassination. Franks offered £1,000 for an assassin to kill 29-year-old Rutt Ruutna.

Judge Paul Dugdale locked her up for 12-years today. Reading Crown Court heard two posts made by Franks on the dark web were spotted by BBC journalist Carl Miller, who reported it to police.

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Prosecutor Andrew Copeland said Franks started working at Sports Direct in 2011 when she was 16-years-old and met manager James Prest when he joined the store in 2014. They started a relationship in 2016 and, in 2017, Ms Ruutna started working at the store and also began seeing Mr Prest.

On the dark web, her first post read: “I am looking to hire for a murder of a woman. I don’t have much money, I can offer £1,000 in sterling but I’m willing to pay more… This woman has caused a lot of problems for myself and others, please can you help me resolve this for the best cost.”

The next day, Franks made a second post with a different pseudonym, giving Ms Ruutna’s name, address, Facebook details and Twitter handle, writing: “Murder needed, please let me know if you can help with my budget in any way.”

Franks, of Two Mile Ash, Milton Keynes, Bucks, will serve two-thirds of her prison sentence before she can be released on licence.

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