Chilling footage of an inmate being slashed with a sharp metal blade at the notorious Wormwood Scrubs prison has emerged online.
The 15-second video posted last week appears to show footage of an attack carried out on a prisoner accused of grassing at HMP Wormwood Scrubs in west London.
The shocking attack was uploaded to an Instagram account which promotes illegal activity in UK jails.
Horrific footage has emerged of an inmate apparently being attacked with a sharp metal blade at the notorious Wormwood Scrubs prison, in London
The feed is used by prisoners to brag about violent and illicit acts carried out while inside.
In the video, the victim appears pinned into a corner where he is held by an outstretched arm.
He looks fearfully towards the camera and tries to shield his head with his free arm.
Two men’s voices can be heard in the footage and one says: ‘Listen – so why do you snitch on Albanians, bro?’
The victim protests and the same voice interjects, saying: ‘Yeah so how many boxes you gonna gimme today? One of each yeah?’
The victim then shouts out in pain as a man’s arm lunges from behind the camera towards him and makes contact.
A voice can be heard over the victim’s cries, shouting: ‘Shut up, shut up – I’m stabbing him.’
The 15-second video posted last week appears to show footage of an attack carried out on a prisoner accused of grassing at HMP Wormwood Scrubs in west London
When the attacker’s hand moves back into view a sharp piece of metal, similar to a razor blade, is visible in his hand.
A caption alongside the video says the victim is ‘from West London and known as a grass locally’.
The description adds: ‘He has been caught recently still snitching on the inside too!!’
The footage is another episode of violence at the west London prison, where two inmates have died this year.
The shocking attack was uploaded to an Instagram account which promotes illegal activity in UK jails. The feed is used by prisoners to brag about violent and illicit acts carried out while inside
Khader Saleh, 25, was found stabbed to death in his cell on January 31, leading to calls for prison reforms and better protection for inmates.
Ketheeswaren Kunarathnam, 45, died in custody on February 23.
Both deaths followed a December prison inspection of Wormwood Scrubs which highlighted a ‘surge in violence’ at the insitution.
In a statement about the Instagram account, a Prison Service spokesman said: ‘This behaviour is completely unacceptable and we are urgently working to get the content removed from social media.
‘We are taking decisive action to find and block mobile phones in prison, including a £2m investment to block mobile phone signals.’
There is a maximum two-year penalty for inmates caught with phones.