Video shows two men setting prison officer's vehicle on fire

A prison officer's vehicle was set on fire last evening and there are reports that it was because he refused to do an inmate's bidding.

CNC3 news obtained this footage showing two men approaching the officer's vehicle, pouring an unknown liquid over the car's bonnet before setting it ablaze.

The Prison Service confirmed that the vehicle does belong to a prison officer.

We understand he is a Prison Officer 1 at the Maximum Security Prisonin Arouca.

There is an unconfirmed report that the officer was asked to smuggle contraband into the prison but refused.

The Prison Officers Association said so far that is a rumour.

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