STABBED, SLASHED AND BEATEN OVER GAME OF LUDO!
Court told of prison attack
A LAG went beserk after losing at ludo to a cell mate, a court heard.
Ashley Gill, 21, battered inmate Luke Goodings over the head with a sock full of snooker balls after losing at the board game, it is claimed.
A week later it is alleged he slashed Mr Goodings, 21, across the face and arms with a homemade weapon – two razor blades fitted onto a toothbrush – during a brawl in HMP Highdown, Banstead, Surrey.
Gill, of Feltham, denies two offences of unlawful wounding – one of them with intent.
Guildford Crown Court heard the trouble started on March 15 last year.
Christopher Bertham, prosecuting, said: “The two men were sharing a cell at the same prison.
“Relations between them deteriorated and resulted in the defendant hitting Mr Goodings over the head with a sock packed with hard cue balls. The defendant was removed and housed in another cell block.
“But on March 23 Gill met the other man in a prison corridor and told Mr Goodings, ‘I’ll stab you up’.
“Mr Goodings suffered deep cuts to his head and arms.
Mr Goodings told the court he had lacerations under his chin and between his chin and one of his ears, adding: “I also got cuts on my arms when I put them up to defend myself.
“He told me he was going to slice me up or shank me.”
The court heard the use of two razor blades had done more damage than a knife wound.
The trial continues.