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Inmate reportedly attacks UK prison guard, breaks tooth

BVI News photograph of a prison officer.

An inmate at Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut has reportedly attacked a prison officer who was deployed to the BVI from the UK.

It is said the prison officer sustained a number of injuries, including lacerations to the face.

He also received a broken tooth from the attack, BVI News understands.

Usually-credible sources said the attack happened sometime last week after a cancelled recreation period at the penitentiary.

While circumstances of the incident are still unclear, it is said that on the day of the reported incident, the inmate in question was seen wandering in an unspecified wing of the prison.

It is further said when the now-injured prison officer accosted him, the inmate lashed out.

He reportedly delivered several punches to the prison officer’s face.

Efforts to contact Prison Superintendent David Foot for comment have been unsuccessful.

But, BVI News understands that the matter has been reported to police.

It is not clear whether the inmate in question has been charged in connection with the alleged incident.

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  1. de ting start says:

    It will be racial tension up there

  2. Taser says:

    Pity the guard did not have a taser.two good zaps in his rib cage.

  3. the smith says:

    Racial tension! !!if he wanted free time he should of behave his a$$..

  4. Hmmmm says:

    No racial tension, they doing what ever they want up there and guards need to beef up on these guys. Sent him to St.Lucia a Real Jail. We welcome people like that. When we done he will be law abiding.

  5. Now says:

    Is this a felony offense and warrants a life sentence? Who is he? Apparently he is too bad to be held at Hotel Balsum, Send him to a prison in the UK or possibly to a prison in his country of his or that of his parent(s) origin.
    Arm the guards at Balsum.
    .

  6. TIRED says:

    He has to go in the hole that’s if our prison had one.Cannot tolerate officers being attacked by inmates.

  7. The Moment Has Come says:

    That is not the first time something like this has happened at the Prison. Mr. F— is always no where to be asked a question. That man is a d—- superintendent.

  8. Old says:

    Put chain on his foot hand and neck for life

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