Thursday, August 06, 2015

Pair of Muslim converts at Broadmoor Hospital leave two staff with 'horrendous' facial injuries after slashing them with broken DVDs after 'row over prayers'

  • Police probing incident at high-security psychiatric site in West Berkshire
  • Attack sparked after pair told they couldn't pray in day and dining rooms
  • Culprits said to be 'British guys, who converted to Islam recently' 
  • Victims, aged 63 and 64, still receiving treatment after incident on July 23
Two members of staff at a high-security psychiatric hospital were attacked by a pair of Muslim converts after a row over prayers.

The men suffered 'horrendous' facial wounds after they were repeatedly stabbed with broken DVDs at Broadmoor Hospital.

It is said to have been sparked after the Muslim patients were told they could not pray in the day and dining rooms. 

A source told The Sun: 'There was blood everywhere. It was horrendous. The poor blokes' faces were a mess.

'They seemed to have life-changing injuries.'

The workers, aged 63 and 64, were taken to hospital after the incident at Crowthorne in West Berkshire and are still receiving treatment.

It's claimed the attackers are 'British guys, who converted to Islam fairly recently' and they felt they were being 'picked on'.

The incident, on July 23, led to a weapons search in the patients' wards. 

Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe complained that his area 'looked like a bomb had gone off', according to the national newspaper.

Police are investigating the attack at Broadmoor. The hospital is home to patients including Robert Napper - the killer of ex-model Rachel Nickell. 

Charles Bronson and 'son of God killer' Robert Torto were also sent to the West Berkshire hospital, which is run by the West London Mental Health Trust (WLMHT).

A spokeswoman for WLMHT told the MailOnline: 'There was an incident in the hospital last week which resulted in minor injuries to two of our staff. 

'Staff in the hospital are trained to deal with incidents that involve the safe management of violence and aggression.

As part of our duty of care to staff and in order to further reduce acts of aggression, we report incidents to the police. This incident is being investigated by Thames Valley Police.' 

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