25 Jul 2012

Inmate charged over wounding guard

8:41 pm on 25 July 2012

Police have charged a prison inmate with wounding with intent to injure following an attack on a prison officer last week.

The incident occurred at Hawke's Bay Regional Prison.

The prison officer received a fractured eye socket and cheekbone during the attack.

The 30-year-old inmate will appear in Hastings District Court on 7 August.