A number of prison officers have suffered injuries after a homeless man launched into a violent rage after receiving his sentence on Friday.
At Salisbury Magistrates Court, 20-year-old Joshua List, of Trowbridge but with no fixed abode, was sentenced to 12 weeks imprisonment for taking a vehicle without consent.
But when List heard that he was also receiving a fine, he began to kick off and attempted to leave the dock. When he discovered the dock was locked, he smashed the window and kicked the door – damaging the frame.
During the violent rage, there was a struggle as prison officers attempted to detain him. Luckily, within a few minutes List was cuffed and taken to the cells.
Wiltshire Police confirmed that a number of prison officers were injured; with one being taken to Salisbury District Hospital with a chest injury.
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