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Highpoint prisoners handed jail sentence after assault

Two teenagers were approached by a man in a car who asked them to get in

Two teenagers were approached by a man in a car who asked them to get in

Two men who joined in a violent attack on an inmate inside Highpoint Prison following a dispute about a kettle have received prison sentences.

The incident in a corridor of the prison’s north section on January 6 resulted in Casman Banjoko suffering multiple cuts, bruising, swelling and a fracture of a part of his skull.

On Thursday Ipswich Crown Court heard that Adam Boyce, 26, and Mohammed Ali Hussain, 25, had pleaded guilty to an offence of assault.

The court was shown CCTV pictures of the attack on Mr Banjoko who was chased from his cell along a corridor before being kicked and punched to the floor where the attack continued.

Prosecuting, Michael Crimp said that at one stage Mr Banjoko felt somebody standing on his head by the attack suddenl ended because of the approach of prison staff.

While Mr Banjoko was being treated for his injuries by a prison nurse he fell from a chair and remain unconcious for up to 20 minutes, said Mr Crimp.

The incident had begun when Mr Banjoko was in his cell and was confronted by two inmates about the ownership of a kettle, the court heard.

As two other prisoners arrived Mr Banjoko realised that he was going to be attacked and swung a punch in self defence. Mr Crimp said: “He then heard one man say ‘lets get him’”

Boyce, while admitting assault, said he had played only a limited part in the attack and was not certain if any of the kicks he had aimed had struck Mr Banjoko.

Hussain was jailed for 14 months and Boyce for fourmonths by Judge John Devaux.

The coujrt heard that two other men who were involved in the incident, Dastan Mohammed, 23, and Mohammed Aktar Hussain, 32, who have also pleaded guilty are to be sentenced at a later date.

 

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