Five prison officers have been injured after being attacked by an inmate at HMP Bristol.
Each ‘received hospital treatment’ following the incident on Friday afternoon, a Prison Service spokeswoman advised the BBC.
Sarah Rigby, from the Prison Officers Association (POA), stated the prisoner accountable ‘should never have been moved out of the high-security establishment’ he’d been transferred from.
The Prison Service stated it was investing £2.75 billion ‘to improve prisons and increase security’ by offering employees with body-worn cameras, restraints and PAVA pepper spray.
But Ms Rigby stated they’d but to be issued, including that ‘it is possible that the PAVA particularly could have protected staff better during this incident’.
HMP Bristol is dwelling to round 520 grownup male prisoners together with a small variety of younger offenders, each convicted and on remand.
It is a class B facility the place inmates often keep for not more than 12 months.
The assault there got here only a day after two inmates wielding improvised blades and sporting pretend suicide belts attacked a prison officer at HMP Whitemoor.
Four different employees have been injured throughout the ‘cowardly and vicious’ assault allegedly carried out by 24-year-old convicted terrorist Brusthom Ziamani and an confederate.
The investigation has been taken over by Scotland Yard’s counter-terrorism command.