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2 prison officers stabbed by inmate of HMP

- injuries reportedly not life threatening
Two prison officers were stabbed during an altercation with a prisoner of Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut, on the main island of Tortola, on Friday November 17, 2017, according to reports reaching our newsroom. Photo: VINO/File
BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI- An altercation involving two prison officers and an inmate of Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut, on the main island of Tortola, resulted in the two prison officers receiving stab wounds yesterday, November 17, 2017, according to reports reaching our newsroom.

The incident allegedly took place sometime after 2:00 P.M.

One prison officer was stabbed on his hand while the other was stabbed in the region of the face.

Both officers were taken to Peebles Hospital but were not listed as being in critical condition.

The prisoner involved in the stabbing is believed to be a St Kitts national.

The instrument used by the prisoner to commit the offence is believed to be a knife, which was recovered, according to reports.

Police did not respond to our queries on the matter up to the time of publication.

27 Responses to “2 prison officers stabbed by inmate of HMP”

  • ccc (18/11/2017, 08:09) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
  • RealTalk (18/11/2017, 10:13) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    Oh well ia there fault stop helping them get in the illegall stuff in the jail and they wont be able to hurt you guys
  • chad (18/11/2017, 10:15) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
    Wow that foot guy is some kinda prison superintendent he is like a weather man the more wrong you are the better they treat you then you get a promotion for bad work that foot guy he's the best
    Keep up the good work
    • @wow (18/11/2017, 13:46) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
      We got to deal with foot. Our own people too corrupt why the position can't be filled locally.
      • Yes (18/11/2017, 15:04) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        Exactly. But then again corruption is everywhere you can't escape it.
  • wize up (18/11/2017, 10:27) Like (30) Dislike (1) Reply
    St Lucia got more room: when is the next LIAT service
  • Oh Well (18/11/2017, 13:36) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    And the beat goes on.
  • Lee (18/11/2017, 13:56) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    I read recently that the entire prison was searched and and a lot of weapons and other devices were found, so where did that inmate found that knife?
  • Clearly (18/11/2017, 14:15) Like (23) Dislike (4) Reply
    and they still give FOOT another year, he is a failure
  • wise up (18/11/2017, 15:00) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply
    Looks like "FOOT NEEDS A HAND"
    • @ wie up (18/11/2017, 21:12) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
      no he just needs to go period
      • wize up (19/11/2017, 06:03) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply

        @ wise up: if one of our us was in charge our own people will be calling for our head and you will hear how incompetent we are(mr w**te in charge) so cat cut most of our tongues(talk that)

  • Hmmmm (18/11/2017, 17:37) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply

    St.Kitts National? He need to get his @$$ bu$$. He need attempted murder on his plate. Ship him to St.Lucia or Martinique. No Dish Network, Hard Labour.

    • Slu (19/11/2017, 06:38) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Those here in st Lucia complaining already they want to go back. That they don't like their treatment here
  • I agree (18/11/2017, 21:00) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    He should and deserve to be bitch slapped and stomped at the same time.
  • another fail state (18/11/2017, 21:13) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    HMP is so scandalous find out who is the minister for the subject
  • what (18/11/2017, 21:56) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    please BVI wake up. This cannot happen else where without very very serious consequences. A minimum of 10 years should be added to the sentence of any who assaults a prison officer while carrying out his duties
  • Ar yoo (18/11/2017, 22:50) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    That hold place is corupt junior staff in senior meeting and only have a few years in d jail that how foot have them not doing nothing just drawing a salary white man coming they appear on d compound for a few seconds then they dispear in d parking lot they need to go on shift as d hour reach they gone to much chief and no indian as school children say
  • Real Talk (19/11/2017, 10:09) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Stop bashing the inmate and bash the prison officers they are the ones that keep carrying in the illegal items run weapons contrabands and the list goes on
  • Common Sense (19/11/2017, 12:32) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    Not listed in critical condition....well I would not expect that from the little scratches I see on them when they come hospital. The inmate on the other hand was badly beaten and had to take about 20 stitches. But to cover their tracks they run come hospital. We all know how this go and I am sure this happens in the police force a lot too. It seems as though the courts assume that you are innocent if you are an officer especially if you are refusing to let the inmates press charges against you.
  • de silent one (19/11/2017, 19:47) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wow! How could that place got back in that state in such quick time, since those UK Marines handed it back to the local guys. It seems as if they just can't manage the place, some of them needs to go home before they loose their lives.
  • cop (19/11/2017, 22:42) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    When will the politicians go to jail?
  • true talk (21/11/2017, 04:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Change up the workers some times police need to work up there they don't need t to know who working on shift them guard make money under the table .

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