1. Tyne Tees

Compensation for killer over lost nasal clippers

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.

View all 3 updates ›

Compensation for killer over lost nasal clippers

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.

More top news