Two Prison Officers Injured In Attack

Two prison officers have been injured in an unprovoked attack by an inmate at Mountjoy Prison, the Irish Prison Service has confirmed.

The attack took place at approximately 8:30am on Thursday morning.

The inmate, currently serving a four-year term for aggravated burglary, used an improvised weapon in the attack.

The officers were taken to hospital with slash wounds, however their injuries are not considered to be life threatening.

It is understood the inmate allegedly involved had been isolated in the jails challenging behaviour unit after a previous incident.

An investigation has been launched.


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