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Man appears in court charged with the attempted murder of two male prison officers at HMP Norwich

PUBLISHED: 16:26 16 November 2017 | UPDATED: 16:26 16 November 2017

The inmate allegedly attacked the officers at Norwich prison. Photo: Steve Adams

The inmate allegedly attacked the officers at Norwich prison. Photo: Steve Adams

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An inmate in a jail has appeared in court charged with the attempted murder of two male prison officers.

Cairo Adams, 21, is accused of attacking the officers at Norwich Prison on June 11 2017.

The incident involved a prison officer, who suffered a neck injury, and had been working there for less than a week. Two other officers were also hurt in the attack.

He appeared before Norwich Magistrates’ Court by videolink from Whitemoor Prison near March, Cambridgeshire.

No pleas were taken and he was remanded in custody to appear at Norwich Crown Court on December 14.

In the six months to June this year there were a total of 151 assaults reported in HMP Norwich.

The latest figures from the MoJ show there were 73 attacks on staff in the prison last year, more than treble the number in 2013.

The rise in attacks has been blamed on overcrowding and staff shortages.

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