23 Dec 2018

Guards injured after being attacked at Auckland Prison

10:10 pm on 23 December 2018

Four guards have been taken to hospital after being assaulted by prisoners in the maximum security Auckland Prison.

Sliding barred doors and lock

Inside the maximum security prison at Paremoremo in Auckland Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham Farrelly

The attack happened at 4:25 this afternoon.

The prison director, Andy Langley, says the injuries to the guards are not life threatening. He says the guards were admitted to hospital for assessment and treatment.

He says any prisoner who has resorted to violence will be held to account.

Waitemata police are investigating.