Lincoln prison inmate has sentence extended after biting officer

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An inmate who bit a prison officer during an incident at Lincoln’s Greetwell Road jail was today given an extra 12 month sentence.

Christopher Evans carried out the attack on Prison Officer Philip Wood while being ushered back into his cell.

Lincoln Crown Court was told that Mr Wood went to the aid of a colleague attempting to get Evans into the cell.

Evans threatened the prison officer shouting: “I’m going to kill you. I’m going to kick the f**k out of you” and then began to throw punches.

Brian Outhwaite, prosecuting, said that during the incident that followed Evans bit the left hand of Mr Wood. Efforts were made to get Evans to release his grip but he simply bit harder.

Mr Wood struck out to try and free himself but finished up with a fractured hand after he made contact with the bed head in the cell.

When Evans finally let go Mr Wood was found to have four puncture wounds to his right hand.

The court was told that Mr Wood subsequently lost his job on health grounds.

Evans, 23, of no fixed address, admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm as a result of the incident on 8 March 2016.

He was given a 12 month prison sentence to run consecutively with a 30 month sentence he is currently serving for carrying out a sexual assault on another inmate while serving a previous jail term.

Nigel Jamieson, in mitigation, told the court “He does have learning difficulties.

“He finds it very difficult to express himself. It seems that frustrates him at times and he resorts to fighting.”