Christchurch prisoner in hospital after attack

Author
Kay Gregory,
Publish Date
Thu, 21 Jan 2016, 8:11PM
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Christchurch prisoner in hospital after attack

Author
Kay Gregory,
Publish Date
Thu, 21 Jan 2016, 8:11PM

Details have emerged about an attack on a Christchurch prisoner.

The man's in hospital in a serious but stable condition after being assaulted around nine-am in Christchurch Men's Prison.

Police are investigating and are yet to formally interview another prisoner thought to be involved.

Corrections Association spokesperson Beven Hanlon says it's a sad but not uncommon situation.

"This morning in one of the high security units a couple of prisoners had attacked another prisoner in an unprovoked attack, they've hit him over the head with a broom or the like and done a significant amount of damage."