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Man jailed after assault at Aylesbury prison

He threw boiling water at a supervising officer

Published by the Mix96 News Team at 2:22pm 2nd May 2018. (Updated at 2:28pm 2nd May 2018) 3-minute read.

Man jailed after assault at Aylesbury prison

A man has been given a further 12 years in jail after attacking a prison officer in Aylesbury.

Shaqueille Plummer of HMP Woodhill, Milton Keynes was found guilty of grevious bodily harm after throwing boiling water from a prison issue kettle on an officer and attacking another with a plug. 

The 20-year-old was already serving a sentence of just over 8-years for kidnap, sexual assault and attempted GBH with intent.

On 2nd May last year, Plummer failed to respond to officers during a morning roll call after covering his observation panel with tissue paper on the C Wing at HM Youth Offenders Institute in Aylesbury. 

The supervising officer opened the cell door when he was attacked by the boiling water and was injured so badly, he was unable to see. 

Plummer then continued to attack another officer with a sock that contained a plug, causing significant injury to the officer's elbow. 

Investigating officer PC Maureen Moore, of Thames Valley Police's Prison Investigation Team, said:

"This was a despicable attack on two officers going about their daily duties.

"The unprovoked nature of the attack, and the fact that the officers were checking on Plummer in a fear for his welfare, only goes to show his complete disregard for his victims.

"We will always thoroughly investigate assaults on members of staff within prisons, and I am pleased that Plummer has been dealt with severely for these vicious attacks."

The 54-year-old supervising officer suffered swelling, redness and blistering to the face, neck, ear and eyes. 

While the other officer, aged 25, required hospital treatment for a deep hole in his elbow. 

Plummer was convicted last Friday (27th April) to a further 12 years behind bars in addition to his existing sentence. 

Prisons Minster Rory Stewart MP commented:

"Prison officers must be protected and violence against them will never be tolerated.

"That's why we are bringing in legislation which will double the maximum sentence for an assault on our prison officers, showing our determination that offenders must face the full force of the law.

"We are focused relentlessly on increasing safety across the estate and have rolled out body-worn cameras, installed CCTV and are piloting PAVA incapacitant spray."

"This was an appalling attack on two of our prison officers who acted out of concern for this offender's welfare and were brutally attacked as a result. I welcome the sentence in this case."

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