Image caption The attack happened as prison cells were unlocked A prison officer who was seriously injured at a maximum-security jail was attacked from behind by two inmates with bladed weapons, a union has said.Three other officers and a nurse were also injured at HMP Whitemoor in March, Cambridgeshire, on Thursday.One attacker is understood to…

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The attack took place as penal advanced cells had been unlocked

A jail officer who was once significantly injured at a most-security jail was once attacked from at the abet of by two inmates with bladed weapons, a union has said.

Three completely different officers and a nurse had been also injured at HMP Whitemoor in March, Cambridgeshire, on Thursday.

One attacker is identified to be Brusthom Ziamani, 24, learned guilty of getting prepared an act of terrorism in 2015.

The Penal advanced Officers Affiliation (POA) described the attack as “cowardly and harsh”.

The badly injured officer sustained stab accidents to his head, face and abet when he was once build upon by the two inmates carrying unsuitable suicide belts and the usage of improvised weapons, frequent secretary of the POA Steve Gillan said.

“There might be no such thing as a doubt in my mind that but for the bravery of workers, then this morning we might per chance per chance have been talking a pair of death of a penal advanced officer at Whitemoor Penal advanced,” Mr Gillan added.

The officer was once attacked as the cells had been being unlocked on Thursday morning, and the completely different four members of workers had been distress once they tried to assist their colleague.

They had been two male penal advanced officers, one female officer and a penal advanced nurse. One officer was once stabbed in the hand, and the others got facial accidents, Mr Gillan said.

All 5 had been treated in clinical institution but have since been discharged.

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Brusthom Ziamani was once inspired by the homicide of Fusilier Lee Rigby, his trial at the Extinct Bailey heard

Ziamani, believed to be surely one of those responsible, was once jailed in 2015 for planning to behead a soldier, the BBC has learned.

Within the penal advanced attack, he was once assisted by one other inmate, a Muslim convert who was once serving time for a violent offence.

HMP Whitemoor homes extra than 400 Class A and B prisoners on three wings, including a call of the very ideal-risk inmates.

In February final year, a “exiguous quantity” of penal advanced workers there valuable clinical treatment after violence broke out.

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