Two men sentenced for threatening to kill Prison Officer at HMP Full Sutton

Monday, April 7, 2014

Feroz Khan and Fuad Awale have this morning (Monday, April 7) been sentenced at the Old Bailey following an incident at HMP Full Sutton in May 2013.

On Monday, March 31, following a seven week trial at Woolwich Crown Court and the Old Bailey, the jury found both men guilty of Threats to Kill.
Khan was also found guilty of Section 18 Assault.

Khan and Awale will serve an additional six years for Threats to Kill, both men are currently serving prison sentences for unrelated offences.

Khan will also serve three years concurrent for Section 18 Assault.

Assistant Chief Constable Mark Milsom, ACPO lead for the North East Counter Terrorism Unit, said: "The incident at HMP Full Sutton was terrifying for all involved and in particular the prison officer who found himself at the centre of this attack. All demonstrated great courage in the face of this threat and in support of each other.

"This attack was unprovoked and pre-planned. Thankfully, Khan and Awale were prevented from carrying out their threats in full and prison staff escaped with serious, but not life threatening, injuries.

"A thorough investigation by the North East Counter Terrorism Unit uncovered extensive evidence linking both men to the attack and showed, beyond doubt, that each had carefully prepared for their part in it. 

"Khan and Awale are dangerous, violent individuals who threatened the lives of innocent people. They have shown they deserve no place in our society and we are grateful that they will remain behind bars for the foreseeable future.”

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