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Five HMP Bristol prison officials injured in prisoner attack

Five jail officers have been injured in an assault by an inmate.

The assault occurred at HMP Bristol on Friday afternoon and all 5 officers “received hospital treatment”, a Prison Service spokeswoman stated.

Sarah Rigby, from the Prison Officers Association (POA), stated the prisoner had been transferred from a high-security jail.

The Prison Service stated it was investing in employees security by issuing body-worn cameras and pepper spray.

Ms Rigby stated the inmate “should never have been moved out of the high-security establishment”.

She stated the injured employees had been “now out of hospital and are recovering at home. Our thoughts are with them and we can only hope they make a full recovery”.

HMP Bristol presently has about 520 grownup male prisoners and a restricted variety of younger offenders, each convicted and on remand from native courts.

It is an area class B jail with nearly all of prisoners staying for lower than 12 months.

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