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A convicted killer has received compensation after complaining that some of his belongings had been lost or broken in jail.
Kevan Thakrar was sent to Frankland Prison in Durham after he and his brother killed three men and attempted to kill others.
A judge ruled the 26-year-old should be given the cash, because his prison officers had lost the items, and not apologised to him.
But Thakrar's former prison guard says that is ridiculous.
Craig Wylde was attacked by him in Frankland Prison, and nearly died from the injuries, although Thakrar was found not guilty of attempted murder and wounding with intent in relation to the prison incident.
A prison guard who was injured in an attack by convicted murderer Kevan Thakrar has hit out at a court's decision to award him £815 in compensation for damage to his possessions.
Thakrar admitted attacking the guards but a court cleared him of attempted murder and three counts of wounding with intent after he claimed he was acting in self defence.
Craig Wylde, who suffered a severed artery and damaged nerves in the attack, told the Daily Mail the news was 'pathetic'.
A triple killer has won £800 in compensation after some of his belongings - including nose hair clippers, cranberry juice and an alarm clock - were lost or broken.
Kevan Thakrar, 26, was awarded the money because prison officers also lost 'priceless' photographs and personal items.
A judge said it was made worse as staff did not apologise to him.
In March 2010, Thakrar attacked three prison guards with a broken bottle at Frankland prison in County Durham
He was cleared of two counts of attempted murder and three of wounding with intent, a decision which prompted widespread fury.
Following the attack Thakrar was moved from Frankland to Woodhill Prison in Milton Keynes and it was during this move that some of his possessions were misplaced.