21/10/2003

Inmate attacks Prison Officers

Three Prison Officers are believed to have been attacked by an inmate at a Co Antrim jail this morning.

The assault took place at Maghaberry Prison at around 8.30am on Tuesday.

The officers are said to have suffered cuts and bruises to their hands and faces.

Jail visits were not affected by the incident which occurred in the prison's Foyle House building.

The inmate was taken to the jail's special supervision unit immediately after the incident.

(MB)

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