Mark Bridger attack

A prisoner serving a life sentence has admitted attacking child killer Mark Bridger in Wakefield jail. Juvinai Ferreira, 22, pleaded guilty to wounding Bridger when he appeared at Leeds Crown Court via video-link.

Man admits attacking Mark Bridger in Wakefield prison

Wakefield prison Credit: PA

A prisoner serving a life sentence has admitted attacking child killer Mark Bridger in one of Britain's most secure jails. Juvinai Ferreira, 22, pleaded guilty to wounding Bridger when he appeared at Leeds Crown Court via video-link.

Ferreira attacked the 47-year-old in Wakefield Prison just months after Bridger was sentenced to life in jail for abducting and murdering April Jones, five, in Machynlleth, Wales last year. No details of the attack were given in court today and Ferreira will be sentenced on October 2.