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Prison officers attacked

A PRISONER smashed a television set in his cell and attacked prison officers with shards of the broken glass.

The inmate burst through his cell door on the healthcare wing of the G4S-run Birmingham Prison on Wednesday, attacking three staff who were serving his lunch and those who came to their aid.

Four staff were taken to hospital for treatment, with two suffering serious cuts.

A G4S spokesman said: “The safety and welfare of our staff and those in our care is our priority, and we have launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding this attack.”

 
 
 

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