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Prison staff receive bravery award

One of the guards was slashed with a knife in the incident. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Seven staff at Wayland Prison near Watton in Norfolk have been given awards for their bravery when a prisoner went berserk with a knife

One prisoner attacked another with a knife slitting his throat in July last year.

The first warder who stepped in was slashed with the knife and knocked unconscious.

All 7 officers who dealt with the incident have been given awards by the Royal Humane Society

Wayland Prison in Norfolk. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"This incident was truly horrific, apparently the place was awash with blood from the injured prisoner and the injured prison officer. The injured officer showed huge courage before reinforcements had arrived in facing up to the knife-man who was going berserk. In the end he paid a heavy price for his bravery receiving a serious knife injury. He is a very brave man and truly deserves the Bronze Medal which is one of our highest awards."

– Andrew Chapman, Royal Humane Society