Inmate who attacked Doncaster prison officer with bucket of poo given more time behind bars
An inmate at a Doncaster prison, who attacked a guard with a bucket filled with hot water and his own excrement, has been given more time behind bars.
During a sentencing at Sheffield Crown Court this morning, Daniel Ward was sentenced to a further 14 months at HMP Lindholme for offences including the attack which was carried out at the prison on December 12 last year.
Prosecuting, Michael Tooley, told the court how the 42-year-old was seen on CCTV waiting in a prison corridor near to his cell with the 'disgusting' mixture for several minutes, before the prison officer he targeted appeared.
Mr Tooley said: "The defendant took a bucket filled with warm liquid and excrement.
"It caused damage to his wrist watch and his work boots."
The court heard how following the attack, Ward ran away and into his cell. During the chase the same prison officer targeted by Ward tripped over, and injured himself.
Ward then barricaded himself inside the cell for a few minutes, before opening the cell door and handing one of the several officers who had gathered outside a makeshift weapon consisting of a six inch blade tied to a piece of wood with a length of rope.
Following the attack, the court heard how the prison officer involved in the attack felt fearful about returning to work.
Mr Tooley explained how he was made to wait an agonizing three months for blood tests to come back and rule out the spread of infection through the excrement poured over him by Ward.
The court was told how Ward, who was serving a prison sentence for robbery at the time of the offence, had been accused of planning a similar attack to the one he carried out and decided to live up to the accusations made against him.
Ward admitted to one count of assault by battery, possessing an offensive weapon and criminal damage at an earlier hearing.
Sentencing Ward, Recorder David Preston called the attack 'serious and disgusting' and told the 42-year-old his actions were clearly premeditated.
He said: "It was disgusting in what you did, and serious in the way that it was a public servant carrying out their duty."