A prison officer had his throat lower by an inmate at HMP Nottingham, the Ministry of Justice has stated.
Union officers stated it was an “unprovoked attack” by a prisoner with a razor blade.
The officer, who was assaulted at about 10:00 BST on Sunday, wanted 17 stitches. He has since been discharged from hospital.
The prison’s governor stated his ideas had been with the officer, his household and “the team dealing with the fallout.”
Prison Officers’ Association nationwide chairman Mark Fairhurst stated of the attacker: “Apparently as quickly as his door was unlocked this morning, he attacked the primary officer he noticed with a razor blade.
“He has lower his neck. The officer has gone to hospital and acquired 17 stitches.
“At the hospital, staff said he’s lucky to be alive as it was very close to the main artery on his neck.”
Mr Fairhurst added the officer was a brand new member of workers, nonetheless on his probationary interval.
Last 12 months the federal government was ordered to make quick enhancements on the jail after a report warned it was in a “dangerous state”.
The prison wanted to do “much more” to deal with the issue of medicine which was “inextricably linked” to violence, chief inspector of prisons Peter Clarke stated in his report.
HMP Nottingham is a class B male prison which expanded in 2010 to carry 1,060 prisoners.
Nottinghamshire Police stated a 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of inflicting grievous bodily hurt and stays in police custody.
The MoJ stated the case was being handled as a critical felony offence and that it had just lately elevated the utmost sentence for assaults on emergency service employees, together with prison officers.
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