Hu­man waste at­tack in jail

Glamorgan Gazette - - Front Page - STAFF REPORTER news­desk@waleson­line.co.uk

AN IN­MATE at­tacked two prison of­fi­cers and an­other prisoner by throw­ing urine and fae­ces at them dur­ing a “deeply un­pleas­ant” in­ci­dent at HM Parc Prison.

AN IN­MATE at­tacked two prison of­fi­cers and an­other prisoner by throw­ing urine and fae­ces at them dur­ing a “deeply un­pleas­ant” in­ci­dent at HM Parc Prison.

Aled Evans, 32, was put in “lock­down” at the Cat­e­gory B men’s prison in Brid­gend fol­low­ing the in­ci­dent which left one of the vic­tims with an eye in­fec­tion.

Sen­tenc­ing him at Cardiff Crown Court, Judge Michael Fit­ton QC said: “I must sen­tence you for three of­fences of a deeply un­pleas­ant na­ture.”

The court heard the in­ci­dent hap­pened on Jan­uary 11 at HM Parc Prison on Heol Hop­cyn John in Coity, Brid­gend.

Prose­cu­tors said he gath­ered urine and ex­cre­ment, contributed to by other in­mates, to throw at an­other prisoner.

Judge Fit­ton said the at­tack had an “air of re­venge” due to the el­e­ment of plan­ning in­volved.

The court heard one of the vic­tims suf­fered a short-term eye in­fec­tion fol­low­ing the in­ci­dent.

Prose­cu­tors said Evans had pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions for as­saults on a for­mer part­ner, taxi driver and po­lice of­fi­cer.

Evans, from Wal­ter Road in Swansea, ad­mit­ted three counts of un­law­fully and ma­li­ciously ad­min­is­ter­ing a destruc­tive or nox­ious thing, namely fae­ces.

Stu­art John, de­fend­ing, said his client was hav­ing a “trou­bling time” in prison. He said: “He was find­ing it dif­fi­cult to ac­cess help for his men­tal health is­sues when he de­cided to take this course of ac­tion.”

The court heard he was im­me­di­ately sent to the pu­n­ish­ment block within the prison.

Mr John added: “He spent one month in what is known as lock­down.”

He ex­plained Evans spent 23 and a half hours a day in soli­tary con­fine­ment – on his own in a cell with no ac­cess to tele­vi­sion or ra­dio – let out briefly to shower and make a phone call.

Mr John said: “He has al­ready re­ceived sig­nif­i­cant pu­n­ish­ment.”

The court heard he has been af­fected by anx­i­ety and de­pres­sion for a long time.

His coun­sel said Evans has started to ad­dress prob­lems with al­co­hol and drugs and wants to be a pos­i­tive role model for his son in the fu­ture.

Judge Fit­ton de­scribed the in­ci­dent as “deeply un­pleas­ant” and noted the prison of­fi­cers were at­tacked while they were work­ing.

Evans was jailed for 11 months.

RICHARD SWINGLER

Parc Prison, Brid­gend

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.