Image caption The attack happened as prison cells were being unlocked An attack on prison staff by two inmates with bladed weapons is being treated as a terror attack, the Metropolitan Police has confirmed.Four officers and a nurse were injured at HMP Whitemoor in March, Cambridgeshire, on Thursday.One attacker is understood to be Brusthom Ziamani,…

HMP Whitemoor

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The assault took device as penal complex cells had been being unlocked

An assault on penal complex workers by two inmates with bladed weapons is being handled as a danger assault, the Metropolitan Police has confirmed.

Four officers and a nurse had been injured at HMP Whitemoor in March, Cambridgeshire, on Thursday.

One attacker is principal to be Brusthom Ziamani, 24, chanced on responsible of making ready an act of terrorism in 2015.

All five workers bear since been launched from health center and the Met’s Counter Terrorism Snort is investigating.

One officer on the utmost security penal complex sustained extreme stab accidents to his head, face and support when he became attacked from unhurried by the 2 inmates sporting untrue suicide belts and utilizing improvised weapons, POA customary secretary Steve Gillan mentioned.

“There may be minute question in my solutions that but for the bravery of workers, then this morning we would bear been talking a few death of a penal complex officer at Whitemoor Penal complex,” he added.

The officer became attacked as the cells had been being unlocked on Thursday morning.

Facial accidents

He became location upon from unhurried and the inmates attempted to power him loyal into a storage cupboard he became unlocking.

The opposite four individuals of workers had been damage as soon as they tried to wait on their colleague.

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Whitemoor inmate Brusthom Ziamani is principal to be a form of in explain of the assault

They had been two male penal complex officers, one feminine officer and a penal complex nurse.

One officer became stabbed within the hand and the others got facial accidents, consistent with Mr Gillan.

All five had been handled in health center but bear since been discharged.

Shouts of “Allahu Akbar” (God is the most effective) had been reportedly heard all over the assault.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has spoken of the assault on Twitter, asserting: “My solutions are with the penal complex workers who had been injured within the suspected terrorist incident at HMP Whitemoor and I’d contend with to thank them, and the emergency services, for their courageous response.

“We owe of us that defend us stable a substantial debt of gratitude.”

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Ziamani became inspired by the assassinate of Fusilier Lee Rigby, his trial on the Mature Bailey heard

Ziamani, understood to be a form of responsible, became jailed in 2015 for planning to behead a soldier, the BBC has discovered.

Within the penal complex assault, he became assisted by one other inmate, a Muslim convert who became serving time for a violent offence.

The Met mentioned that “due to the the situations touching on to this incident, it became deemed appropriate for the investigation to be implemented by officers from the Met Police Counter Terrorism Snort”.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Dean Haydon, senior nationwide co-ordinator for Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP), has confirmed the matter is being handled as a danger assault.

The skill mentioned there became “nothing to counsel any continuing possibility interior or outside of the penal complex system linked to the day prior to this’s incident”.

No arrests bear but been made.

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The maximum security penal complex properties more than 400 inmates

HMP Whitemoor properties more than 400 Class A and B prisoners on three wings, alongside with a bunch of the most effective-possibility inmates.

In February remaining 300 and sixty five days, a “tiny number” of penal complex workers there wished clinical treatment after violence broke out.

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