Man charged with attempted murder after stabbing at Wellingborough's HMP Five Wells

He’ll face a crown court judge later this month
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A prisoner has been charged with attempting to murder a fellow inmate at Wellingborough’s HMP Five Wells.

Romeo Barnett, 19, will face a crown court judge later this month after the incident at the category C prison.

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A Northamptonshire Police spokesman said that, at about 5.50pm on March 20, a prisoner was stabbed ‘a number of times’ and had boiling water thrown at him.

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The spokesman added that the victim’s injuries were not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing.

Barnett has been charged with attempted murder and the unauthorised possession of an offensive weapon – a sharp piece of metal with an improvised handle – inside a prison.

He was remanded in custody and will appear at Northampton Crown Court on April 24.