Prison officer 'stabbed' at Wetherby YOI

Wetherby YOI

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A prison officer was taken to hospital after reportedly being 'stabbed' by an inmate at Wetherby Young Offenders Instituion.

The incident took place on Thursday.

A spokesperson for the Prison Service confirmed: “An officer at Wetherby prison was taken to hospital on Thursday, March 10 following an incident involving a prisoner.

"The police are investigating. Violence against our hardworking staff will not be tolerated.”

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