Prisoners and staff in South Yorkshire jails have been subjected to some horrific attacks over the years

Seven horrific attacks all committed behind bars in South Yorkshire prisons

A prisoner was attacked by eight inmates in a shower block at a South Yorkshire prison, it emerged this week.

Wednesday, 15th September 2021, 1:30 pm

Charlie Bott, aged 24, of Stanley Road, Burncross, was on remand at HMP Doncaster, Marshgate, for seven weeks when he was attacked.

He had been locked up over criminal damage to a window, for which he eventually received an absolute discharge.

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Details of the attack emerged when he appeared at Sheffield Crown Court this week over a street attack.

His barrister, Michael Cane-Soothill, said the attack in the shower block when he was locked up had been the catalyst for him to change his ways.

There have been a number of attacks on prisoners in South Yorkshire while they have been behind bars over the years.

Here are a selection of some of the incidents which have reached court.

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