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HMP Whitemoor prisoner given another life sentence for stabbing inmate

David Watts' makeshift weapon Credit: Cambridgeshire police

A prisoner at Whitemoor Prison in March, Cambridgeshire has been given a further life sentence for stabbing an inmate in the neck with a makeshift weapon.

43-year-old David Watts stabbed the 61-year-old inmate in June 2015.

Earlier this week he was sentenced to life with a minimum term of six years and a further 18 months to run concurrently.

"While the victim has physically recovered from his injuries, he is still suffering psychologically by what happened. He showed great bravery in putting his trust in us; he felt he wouldn’t be believed or supported because he is a serving prisoner. Regardless of who a victim may be and what their past is, we take all crime seriously and will seek to prosecute those responsible for such violent actions."

– Det Con Emily Nutton

Watts was already serving a life sentence for wounding with intent as well as a burglary in 2001.

Then in 2010 he was further convicted of the attempted murder of an inmate and was issued another life sentence.

“Watts thought he was untouchable, saying ‘what do you think you can do to me, I’m already in prison’ when I informed him of the charges – I hope this sentence goes as a warning to others that no one is above the law.”

– Det Con Emily Nutton

Woman jailed for throwing glass at victim's head

Zoe Pooley has been jailed. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

A woman from Cambridgeshire who threw a glass at another woman’s head has been jailed for two years.

Zoe Pooley, 24, of Peas Hill Road in March, pleaded guilty to assault at Peterborough Crown Court.

The court heard how Pooley was drinking at the Ye Old Griffin Hotel on March High Street in December 2014 when she hit a woman in her 40s over the head with a glass.

The victim was taken to hospital and treated for multiple cuts to her head.

Pooley was taken outside by staff and went on to bite and scratch two other women before she was arrested by police.

Detective Constable Emily Nutton said: “This was a particularly vicious and unprovoked attack which left one of the victims with several cuts to her head.”

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