” The Governor is investigating an incident in a prison service van… involving a prisoner who was about to leave court ” – Prison service
THE prison Service is investigating after a warder and a republican prisoner were injured during a confrontation in Maghaberry Prison. Authorities said a prison officer was treated in hospital for injuries sustained as the prisoner was being taken to a court hearing in Derry.
Friends of the prisoner – Derry man Tony Taylor, who is on remand accused of possessing a firearm – claimed he sustained head and hand injuries. The clash happened on Wednesday, a day after the funeral of murdered prison officer David Black who was shot dead by dissident republicans on the M1 last week as he made his way to work at the jail. Independent Ballymoney councillor Anita Cavlan, who resigned from Sinn Fein earlier this year, claimed trouble flared after legal documents were taken from Mr Taylor. She also claimed that Mr Taylor had been denied access to a doctor. In a statement issued last night the prison service said it was investigating but it did not address claims that a prisoner had been injured. ” The governor is investigating an incident in a prison service van at Maghaberry Prison [ on Wednesday ] morning involving a prisoner who was about to leave for court. ” One prisoner custody officer received hospital treatment following the incident.”
WITH MANY THANKS TO : CONNIA YOUNG, IRISH NEWS.
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