Fake suicide belt pair ‘ tried to kill prison guard’
TWO prisoners wore fake suicide belts and shouted “Allahu Akbar” as they tried to kill a prison officer during a “terror attack”, a court heard.
Convicted terrorist Brusthom Ziamani, 25, and radicalised inmate Baz Hockton, 26, set upon Neil Trundle with makeshift weapons at high- security Whitemoor Prison, Cambs, on January 9, the Old Bailey was told.
Opening their trial, prosecutor Annabel Darlow QC said the pair intended to “lure” a target to a store cupboard “on the pretext of asking a prison officer to fetch a spoon”.
“Kind and helpful” Mr Trundle was left covered in blood as they targeted his head, upper chest and neck, Ms Darlow told the court. Two staff attempted to help but were injured by Ziamani, it was alleged. When another officer approached, Ziamani revealed a fake suicide belt, and said: “I’ve got a bomb,” jurors were told.
Extremist writings were recovered from both men.
The court heard that Ziamani was held in 2014 and convicted over a plan to attack a member of the British military.
Both defendants deny attempted murder. The trial continues.