24th Feb, 2020

Man in jail adds ten years to current sentence after punching prison governor

Harry Leach 31st May, 2019

A PRISONER at HMP Long Lartin has added ten years to his current sentence after breaking the governor’s jaw with his fist.

David Mckenzie, aged 50, was found guilty by a majority jury verdict at Worcester Crown Court yesterday.

The incident took place within HMP Long Martin while the prison’s governor, Clare Pearson, was talking to inmates.

She was struck by the defendant and sustained bilateral fracture of her jaw.

Following the verdict, DC Andy Knowles said: “This was an abhorrent assault of the governor of HMP Long Lartin, who was simply doing her job.

“I am pleased we were able to put a case together to charge and subsequently secure a conviction against McKenzie for his actions.

“Prison staff, like everyone else have the right to work safely and without threat of violence.”

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