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Two officers injured after prisoner allegedly launched coward punch attack

Two officers have been injured after a prisoner at Silverwater jail allegedly coward punched a corrections officer on Monday.

Yesterday, Ray Hadley revealed a prison officer had been hospitalised after they were allegedly struck by an inmate at the facility.

The 32-year-old inmate was apparently upset about food when he allegedly launched a cowardly attack on an officer.

Prison staff members rushed to intervene and during the scuffle another officer was injured after falling down a set of stairs.

That officer sustained serious neck injuries and was rushed to hospital, where he reportedly has no feeling in his left arm.

It’s believed the inmate, allegedly responsible for the attack, was under the influence of the drug ice at the time.

Corrective Services NSW has confirmed the incident in a statement to the Ray Hadley Morning program.

“A 32-year-old male inmate became aggressive and threatened staff at about 2.30pm. After the inmate failed to comply with directions, officers used force to restrain the inmate.

“During the use of force, an officer suffered neck injuries and was treated in hospital. He has since been discharged and is recovering. A fellow officer is also recovering from a back injury.”

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