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ONE of Bri­tain’s most pro­lific pae­dophiles has been left scarred for life and needed 40 stitches af­ter be­ing SLASHED with a makeshift blade.

Ahdel Ali, 31 ( left), who led a groom­ing gang in Telford, Shrops, was at­tacked by a fel­low in­mate at Wake­field prison, which left him with a gap­ing wound from his neck to his shoul­der.

The as­sailant used two ra­zor blades em­bed­ded in a strip of card­board to at­tack the paedo.

A source said: “Ali and the other lad had a bit of a ruck ear­lier in the day. Prison of­fi­cers split them up but they were still fu­ri­ous with each other.

“The other in­mate went back to his cell later on and it had been cov­ered in ex­cre­ment. He flipped, blamed Ali, and went back for him with the blade.

“It was a nasty wound – Ali lost a lot of blood. He went to hospi­tal and had 40 stitches be­fore re­turn­ing to jail.”

A spokesper­son for the Prison Ser­vice said: “A pris­oner at HMP Wake­field was as­saulted on Oc­to­ber 21 by a fel­low pris­oner and this is now be­ing in­ves­ti­gated by po­lice.”

Mr Ali was jailed for 18 years in 2013 along with seven other men, in­clud­ing his brother and fel­low ring­leader Mubarek Ali, 29, fol­low­ing Op­er­a­tion Chal­ice.

West Mer­cia po­lice of­fi­cers said the to­tal number of girls tar­geted be­tween 2007 and 2009 could be more than 100.

Ali was found guilty of charges in­clud­ing rape, sex­ual ac­tiv­ity with a child, con­trol­ling child pros­ti­tu­tion, in­cit­ing child pros­ti­tu­tion and in­cit­ing a child to en­gage in sex­ual ac­tiv­ity.

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