UK: probation Prisoner stabbed to death at Wormwood Scrubs in London

Incident follows concerns over high levels of violence at prison including attacks on staff.

A prisoner has been stabbed to death at HMP Wormwood Scrubs, prison and police sources have confirmed.

Police were called to the west London jail at 3.19pm on Wednesday in response to reports of a male prisoner with stab injuries. He was later pronounced dead at the scene, despite the efforts of paramedics to save him.

The fatal stabbing follows a recent decision to draft extra patrol dogs, body-worn cameras and CCTV into Wormwood Scrubs because of the high levels of serious violence, with more than 90 attacks on staff over the space of six months.

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