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Post  Panda on Tue 28 May - 11:34

Prison warden stabbed in attack 'inspired by Woolwich murder'

A prison warden has been held hostage and stabbed in an attack by inmates
believed to have been inspired by the Woolwich murder of Drummer Lee Rigby.

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Flowers are laid close to the
scene in Woolwich where Drummer Lee Rigby of the 2nd Battalion the Royal
Regiment of Fusiliers was killed Photo: Dan
Kitwood/Getty Images

By Rosa Silverman

10:14AM BST 28 May 2013

Three prisoners were reported to have held the warden hostage before stabbing
him during a four-hour stand-off with guards on Sunday afternoon.

The attack at Full Sutton prison in East Yorkshire was said to have left the
officer “badly shaken”, while a female prison guard was also understood to have
been injured as she tried to intervene.

The incident reportedly took place after a prison imam called for inmates to
pray for Drummer Rigby.

A source told The Sun: “This had all the hallmarks of a
pre-planned attack inspired by the Woolwich atrocity.

“It’s something officials have been fearing could happen for years and now it
finally has.

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“The officer was frankly lucky to survive. The attack was brutal.”

The warden, said to be in his 30s, was reportedly set upon near the kitchens
of the jail’s E Wing.

A Ministry of Justice (MoJ) spokesman said: "An incident involving three
prisoners took place at HMP Full Sutton on 26 May from 4.25pm and was
successfully resolved at 8.40pm after staff intervened.

"A police investigation is ongoing."

The MoJ would not comment on reports that the attackers were Islamic

Drummer Rigby was hacked to death in the street in Woolwich, south east
London, last week.

Two suspected Islamist terrorists, Michael Adebowale, 22, and Michael
Adebolajo, 28, are accused of his murder.

In 2009, nine prisoners, including some terrorists, were caught planning to
escape from Full Sutton in a hijacked helicopter.

Last year’s annual report on Full Sutton by the Independent Monitoring Board
said the prison had seen an increase in Muslim prisoners and referred to
“tensions between them and other prisoners.”

More than a fifth (22%) of the prison’s inmates in 2012 were Muslims
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