Wigan prisoners admit to vicious jail attack

Two Wigan jail prisoners have admitting battering a fellow inmate.

Monday, 25th January 2021, 3:12 pm
Updated Monday, 25th January 2021, 3:16 pm

Bolton Crown Court heard Callum Tombs was repeatedly hit in the head and face with a flask by James Muldoon, while Dean Lee pinned him down.

They had set upon their victim in a corridor at Hindley Prison on October 8, 2019, the court was told, and he suffered facial injuries that required hospital treatment. Police were called to the institution and the pair were arrested.

Muldoon, 41, of HMP Risley, and 27-year-old Lee, of Almond Drive, Ellesmere Port, had both pleaded guilty to intending to cause Mr Tombs grievous bodily harm – the most serious form of assault after attempted murder.

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Bolton Crown Court

Sentencing was adjourned until January 26 pending the preparation of reports.

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