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‘Brutal attack’: prison guard stabbed in back at Silverwater prison

A prison guard has been stabbed in the back in a “brutal attack” at the Silverwater Correctional Facility.

Emergency services were called to the prison just after 8am, following reports of a stabbing. Four ambulance crews, including a specialist medical team, were dispatched.

Upon arrival, they treated a woman for stab wounds to her back. The incident occurred in the mental health section of the prison.

A prison guard has been taken to Westmead hospital after she was stabbed in the back by an inmate.

A prison guard has been taken to Westmead hospital after she was stabbed in the back by an inmate. Credit:Dominic Lorrimer

The woman was taken to Westmead Hospital in a stable condition.

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