Monday, 9 May 2016

The officers were assaulted days after staff walked out over "Dickensian" health and safety conditions.
15:32, UK,Sunday 08 May 2016
Wormwood Scrubs Prison
Two prison officers have been seriously injured at Wormwood Scrubs jail, the Prison Officers Association has said.
They were badly assaulted on one of the prison wings and have been taken to hospital.
Mike Rolfe, of the Prison Officers' Association, said the protest came after a number of assaults on staff.
"The jail is flooded with drugs, mobile phones and weapons," he said.
"There are concerns for health and safety of staff, and they have decided to stay outside until they can seek assurances from management that their concerns will be addressed."
A Prison Service spokesperson said: "We do not tolerate violence against our hardworking officers.
"The perpetrator has been placed in segregation and will face a police investigation which could lead to criminal charges."
The Category B prison in west London holds around 1,200 men. 
It was built between 1875 and 1891 and inmates have included Moors murderer Ian Brady, Charles Bronson and Rolling Stone Keith Richards.