A female prison officer received head injuries during an attack at the Women's Prison in Arouca on Tuesday.
According to a police report, at about 1.30 pm the officer whilst on duty had cause to verbally discipline an inmate.
However, when the officer turned her back to walk off the inmate jumped her and began beating her. The officer was rescued by her colleagues.
The inmate was detained and locked away.
The officer was taken to the Arima Hospital where she was treated for wound she sustained to the head.
- Rhondor Dowlat-Rostant