An offender in HMP Olney has been sentenced to a further prison term for carrying out an assault against a prison officer.

Nathan Willoughby, aged 29, was sentenced to 18 weeks’ in prison after pleading guilty to one count of assault – battery – at a hearing at Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court on June 27th.

During the incident on October 8th 2016, Willoughby threw a full bucket of urine and faeces over a serving prison officer at HMP Woodhill in Milton Keynes. A summons for Willoughby was authorized on 16 March this year.

Speaking following the sentencing, Detective Sergeant Simon Tyas said, “Thames Valley Police takes prison crime very seriously and recognises the lasting effects these type of particularly unpleasant assaults can have.

“The Magistrates commented it was an ‘extremely unpleasant assault’. This conviction sends a clear message such behaviour will not be tolerated and the courts will take such offending very seriously. Engaging in such behaviour will lead to extra time being put on sentences.”

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