Prisoner sentenced following assault on fellow inmate

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An Earlstoke prisoner, who was found guilty of assaulting a fellow inmate, has been sentenced. 

On Tuesday (23/02) at Winchester Crown Court, Dean Turner, aged 30, was given an extension to his jail term by two-and-a-half years for causing Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH) to the man. 

In December 2018, Turner with another prisoner attacked the inmate on a landing in one of the prison wings.  The victim sustained serious injuries and had to be taken to Salisbury and then Southampton hospitals for treatment. 

The fellow inmate, who also took part in the assault, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing. 

Following the sentencing, Det Sgt Ted Roe, who led the investigation, said:  "This was a vicious assault on a fellow inmate by two men. 
"We welcome the result and hopefully it sends a message that, although a person may already be in prison, no one is above the law and we will investigate and if necessary pursue any prosecution. 
"I also hope this gives the victim and his family some closure now." 

Picture of Dean Turner here. 
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Mark Jones (Police, Media Officer, Wiltshire)

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