A prison officer has had his neck slashed by an inmate at a prison on Merseyside, the BBC understands.The officer was taken to hospital where his condition was described as "stable", a Merseyside Police spokesman said.He said the force was investigating an "assault of a member of staff at HMP Altcourse on Wednesday".The BBC understands the attack took place in a transfer area and the inmate was on remand facing serious charges.Director for HMP Altcourse Steve Williams said: "We continue to support the officer and his family."
We hope the person in question fully recovers and our wishes sent to him and his family.
Last month I and my colleague spent a morning in HMP Altcourse demonstrating safe crafts. The staff made us feel extremely welcome and those we met were very passionate about their work.
No one deserves this, absolutely no one. News like this saddens me.