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Four prison officers injured in attack at reception of Cloverhill

A prisoner was being moved between facilities when the incident occurred.

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FOUR PRISON OFFICERS were injured at Cloverhill Prison this afternoon after being attacked by a prisoner who was being moved between facilities.

The attack occurred in the reception area of the remand prison.

It’s understood that three of the officers were hospitalised for treatment for a broken nose, and back and wrist injuries.

It seems the prisoner behind the attack was a foreign national.

A prison services spokesman confirmed to TheJournal.ie that an incident had occurred while a prisoner was being moved.

“An altercation ensued with four officers being injured while a prisoner was being moved,” he said.

The officers have been transferred to hospital to have their injuries monitored.
The prisoner in question will be dealt with under the prison services disciplinary system.

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