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Prison officer hospitalised after 'stabbing' at young offenders' institute

A prison officer was taken to hospital after allegedly being stabbed by an inmate, it has been revealed.

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The incident, at Wetherby Young Offenders' Institute in West Yorks., happened on Thursday March 10.

The officer was taken to hospital but released the same day.

An officer at Wetherby prison was taken to hospital on Thursday 10 March following an incident involving a prisoner.

The police are investigating. Violence against our hardworking staff will not be tolerated.

– Prison Service spokesperson

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