Saturday 20 July, 2019

Inmate threatens prison officer over denied bathroom request

After being denied a request to use a bathroom, a prisoner threatened the life of a prison officer.

The incident took place at Remand Yard, Golden Grove Prison, Arouca, on Sunday afternoon.

Police were told that the 34-year-old man, who is a Prison Officer 1, was conducting his duties when a prison officer asked to use the facilities.

The request was denied as the jail was in the process of being ‘locked down’.

This aggravated the prisoner, who said he would kill the officer as soon as he was out.

The officer made a report to his seniors, who advised him to make a report to the Arouca Police Station.

W/Sgt Steele is continuing inquiries.

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