Whitemoor prison in Cambridgeshire is one of the highest security jails in Britain. Among its 430 prisoners are 100 Category A inmates and seven “high risk” convicts.
CCTV footage of two Muslim inmates attacking a prison officer with improvised weapons in Whitemoor jail has been shown to a jury at their trial at the Old Bailey in London.
Brusthom Ziamani, 25, and Baz Hockton, 26, deny attempting to murder Neil Trundle, a prison officer at Whitemoor, a high security jail in the east of England.
The jury has been told Ziamani had been convicted in 2015 of plotting to behead a British soldier.
On Wednesday, 23 September, the jury was shown CCTV footage from inside the prison’s A wing on 9 January this year.
Ziamani and Hockton asked Mr Trundle for a plastic cutlery spoon and when he unlocked a storage cupboard to get it they jumped on him from behind, stabbing at him with “shanks” fashioned from lumps of twisted metal.
Photo : Metropolitan Police
Brusthom Ziamani, who is accused of attempting murder a guard at Whitemoor prison
The jury has heard from prosecutor Annabel Darlow QC that the men were wearing fake suicide belts and one shouted “Allahu Akbar (God is Great)” as they attacked him.
When other prison officers rushed to the scene of the attack Ziamani and Hockton confronted them, before finally being overpowered.
Prison officer Georgina…