Prison officer suffers horrific burns after being ‘napalmed’ by inmate at high security jail

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A PRISON officer was left traumatised with ­horrific burns after being “napalmed” with sugared boiling water by a lag.

The victim, in his 20s, may need plastic surgery after the mixture stuck to skin under his right arm.

The prison officer may need plastic surgery for the burn injury under his right arm
The prison officer may need plastic surgery for the burn injury under his right arm

It was thrown at him at the door to the inmate’s cell at HMP Woodhill, Bucks.

He had only been in the job for 12 months.

Andy Baxter, of the Prison Officers’ Association, said: “He’s been through the full range of emotions and even believed at one stage this was just part of the job.

“But, he now realises everybody – whatever their job – has the right to work in as safe environment as possible.


“Nobody should be injured like this at work.”

The attack took place on one of the main units at the high security jail, which houses murderers and terrorists.

Assaults on prison staff jumped 15 per cent in the year to March to hit a record high of 10,311.

The attack took place at high-security HMP Woodhill
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