Corrections officer assaulted by prisoner

PALOMA MIGONE
Last updated 09:13 25/09/2012

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A Corrections officer is recovering after being assaulted by a prisoner at Hawke's Bay Prison.

The officer suffered bruising and swelling to his head and face during the assault yesterday, acting prison manager Yvonne Fuller said.

The guard was taken to hospital, but has since been discharged.

Police were investigating the assault.

Fuller said the Corrections department was unable to release any details of the prisoner involved as he was due to appear in court in the coming weeks on unrelated charges.

Identifying him now could prejudice that case, she said.

The incident was the second assault on a prison officer at Hawke's Bay Prison this year.

A Corrections officer, in his late 40s, was violently attacked in July, and suffered a fractured eye socket and a deep cut to his cheek.

Hawke's Bay Prison is a minimum to high security facility for male prisoners, with 325 staff.

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