Beaten inmate in intensive care

  • 28/10/2015

A prisoner is fighting for his life in intensive care after he was bashed in an attack at Whanganui Prison.

The inmate was found in his cell at the prison yesterday with serious head injuries.

He was initially taken to Whanganui Hospital but was transferred to Wellington Hospital for specialist treatment and remains in intensive care.

Police are continuing their investigation, including a forensic scene examination and speaking to staff and other prisoners to ascertain how the attack unfolded.