UK inmate cut off own penis and tried to flush it down toilet

UK inmate cut off own penis and tried to flush it down toilet

A prisoner cut off his penis and attempted to flush it down the toilet.

The man was found bleeding by prison staff following the incident at HMP Bristol on Friday.

Paramedics rushed to the facility to treat the prisoner before taking him to hospital.

No other inmates were involved, the UK Prison Service said.

A spokesman said: “A prisoner from HMP Bristol suffered injuries during an incident on Friday. Paramedics were called and the offender was taken to hospital for further treatment.”

The South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust confirmed its staff were called to the prison shortly after 10am on Friday to reports of a male suffering “serious bleeding”. A spokesman added: “Our paramedics stemmed the bleeding.”

There was a similar incident at the facility in 2007 when a prisoner cut off his penis with a razorblade while locked in a cell.

He suffered deep laceration wounds before he was found by wardens.

HMP Bristol holds mainly adult males and is a category B facility, with the majority of inmates staying for less than a year.

More in this Section

Campaigners criticise Boris Johnson’s ‘inflammatory’ message to migrantsCampaigners criticise Boris Johnson’s ‘inflammatory’ message to migrants

Brazil’s leader suggests he will send army to tackle Amazon wildfiresBrazil’s leader suggests he will send army to tackle Amazon wildfires

Life without parole for man who killed Spanish golfer on US courseLife without parole for man who killed Spanish golfer on US course

Transgender discrimination claim against The Times rejectedTransgender discrimination claim against The Times rejected


Lifestyle

The A-Listers hiding in plain sight: As Rihanna is spotted at the cricket, who are the celebs who have been living under our noses in Ireland? Ed Power reports.Celebs in plain sight: The A-Listers living under our noses in Ireland

IF you are the parent of a child who is about to venture forth into the hallowed halls of Primary education, or ‘Big School’ as every Irish mammy refers to it since the dawn of time; well, chances are you’ve probably been very active in your Google searches looking for tips and advice on how to ease your child, and yourself, into this next chapter.Out of curiosity, I searched online for ‘Back to school advice’

Aileen Lee meets Pearse Caulfield to talk life and design.'Necessity is the mother of invention': Meet Pearse Caulfield, owner of Caulfield Country Boards

More From The Irish Examiner