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Two prisoners sentenced for threatening to kill prison officer

07/04/2014

Feroz Khan and Fuad Awale were today sentenced at the Old Bailey for making threats to kill against a prison officer at HMP Full Sutton on 26 May 2013. Feroz Khan was also sentenced for one count of grievous bodily harm (section 20, Offences Against the Person Act) against the officer and was jailed for a total of six years. Fuad Awale was also jailed for six years. Both sentences will run consecutively to sentences currently being served.

Mari Reid, from the Crown Prosecution Service Counter Terrorism Division, said: "The incident at HMP Full Sutton in May last year was carried out in the wake of the savage murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby.

"Feroz Khan was the instigator and leading figure of this threatening duo. As individuals, they had been jailed as dangerous murderers and working together they were shown to be brazen operators who made a number of demands including the immediate release of Abu Qatada and Roshonara Choudhry.

"The prisoner officer was subjected to a terrifying ordeal and was struck so hard that his right cheek bone was fractured. Today's convictions show our determination to protect prison officers from such violence and bring the full force of the law against perpetrators."

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