An inmate at Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut has been accused of assaulting a prison officer, BVI News has been told.
It is said that the inmate in question expelled a noxious substance in the prison guard’s face.
Details are not clear but it is understood that the incident happened last week.
The prison officer has since been treated and discharged from hospital.
It is said that the substance used in the assault was a pesticide.
It is reported that police have been made aware of the incident but it is not known whether the inmate has been or will be charged.
Over the years, there have been previous reports of inmates assaulting prison officers.
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