Prison officer nearly killed in 'unprovoked attack by inmate'

An imate reportedly inflicted “near fatal” injuries to a prison officer in an unprovoked attack on a UK prison.

The lag attacked the prison officer at HMP Swansea on Saturday.

The inmate was transferred to Wales prison in April this year after stabbing a fellow inmate in another Welsh prison.

Swansea West Labor MP Geraint Davies said: “We heard from the Swansea Prison prison officer who was seriously injured in a horrific, unprovoked attack last Saturday in what we believe amounts to attempted murder.

“Since he was transferred to Swansea, the prisoner had threatened a prison officer prior to the last attack by saying he would ‘cut her face’ open.”

Carolyn Harris is one of three MPs who have written to the Secretary of State for Justice and, alongside Tonia Antoniazzi, reiterated Mr Davies’ demands.

“We call for a full investigation and the establishment of procedures to ensure that in the future very violent prisoners, especially those who attack officers and inmates, are assigned to the appropriate category of prisons to ensure safety.” of all involved.

“We demand that this prisoner be transferred immediately and charged with attempted murder. We are committed to working with the POA and the authorities to ensure greater safety for prison officials.”

The letter added that the “last near-fatal attack on an officer in Swansea Prison could and should have been avoided” by placing the inmate in a maximum security Category A prison.

HMP Swansea is a category B / C prison in South Wales.

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