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Prison officers have to be protected

The head of the Island’s prison service says they will always press for prosecution if staff are assaulted.

Alison Gomme was speaking after a 32 year-old man was jailed for life for attacking a prison officer in January this year.

Steven Eric Galloway was sentenced on Friday after being charged with seven offences, including making a threat to kill or cause serious injury, assault and conspiracy to supply drugs.

Prison governor Ms Gomme said it was a serious, premeditated and unprovoked attack.

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