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Pentonville Prison employee stabbed in ‘random’ attack

Man in 40s arrested on suspicion of GBH after stabbing in Caledonian Road

22 April, 2020 — By Calum Fraser

A PENTONVILLE Prison employee was stabbed in a “random” attack outside the jail this week.

The police arrested a man today (Wednesday) in connection with an “unprovoked stabbing” in Caledonian Road on Tuesday.

The victim, a woman in her 40s, is understood to have been a cleaner in Pentonville.

She was found at about 6am on Tuesday morning suffering from stab wounds and she was taken to hospital where she was later discharged.

Dave Cook, Prison Officers Association committee member and lead for London prisons, told the Tribune: “Details at this moment are scarce as the Police continue with their investigation.

“On behalf of all of the staff at HMP Pentonville and the whole membership of the POA I would like to pass our good wishes to our colleague and her family at this worrying time. We hope that she makes a speedy recovery and that the perpetrator of this attack is quickly caught.”

A 44-year-old man was “observed” by officers in Caledonian Road at about 6am on Wednesday “acting suspiciously”, the police said.

He was detained and arrested on suspicion of Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH). He remains in custody.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting reference CAD 954/21April.


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