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Inmate in critical condition after HMP Wandsworth stabbing

An inmate has been stabbed at HMP Wandsworth just days after a terror suspect escaped from the prison.

The man is in a critical condition and was taken to a major trauma centre by ambulance after emergency services were called just after 3pm.

An air ambulance was also sent to the scene.

It is understood that the incident was between prisoners.

Police have said they were called at around 3.20pm to reports of an inmate being assaulted at the prison.

They added that no arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.

A Prison Service spokesperson said: “Staff swiftly responded to an incident between prisoners at HMP Wandsworth today.

More on Daniel Abed Khalife

“We have a zero tolerance approach to violence and will always take strong action against those who break these rules.”

The stabbing comes days after Daniel Khalife, a 21-year-old terror suspect, went missing from the prison on Wednesday.

He was arrested in west London on Saturday after 75 hours on the run and will appear in court tomorrow.

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