Prison Officer Stabbed By Inma...


Prison Officer Stabbed By Inmate

Laura Donnelly
Laura Donnelly

03:53 8 May 2023

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Gardaí are investigating after a prison officer was stabbed in the face by an inmate earlier today at Mountjoy Prison.

The incident happened just after 10 o clock this morning when the male prisoner, who is serving a life sentence for murder, was being escorted in a prison van from Mountjoy Prison to a medical appointment in the Smithfield area.

The inmate produced a shiv and attacked one of the escorting officers.

He was left with serious facial injuries and is being treated in hospital.

Authorities are treating the incident as an attempted escape and suspect the attack was pre-planned.

The Irish Prison Service says Gardai have been informed and are now investigating.

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