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'.
It is another case of the prisoner getting everything and the real victims getting nothing.
He is always trying it on. This is the sort of person he is. He has to complain about everything and thinks he's a big man because he's challenging the system. This latest claim will have cost thousands and thousands of taxpayers' money. It is just totally pathetic."
More top news
A mostly cloudy start to Sunday thanks to the position of a cold front which is pushing westwards. Good sunny spells further north though
Emma Jesson brings you Saturday night's forecast
Some good spells of sunshine developing at the coast throughout the remainder of Saturday afternoon. Fresh winds at the coast also