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Inmate being treated for ‘serious injuries’ after being ‘battered behind bars’

A prisoner has been rushed to hospital with serious injuries following a savage beating at HMP Addiewell, West Lothian.

Emergency services raced to the aid of the 36-year-old male victim of the horror attack after the alarm was raised at around 4pm on Tuesday, September 7.

An HMP Addiewell spokesperson said: "We can confirm that an incident took place, which has been reported to Police Scotland."

Detectives attended and another 36-year-old man will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal in connection with the incident.

In a statement, a Police Scotland spokesperson said: "We were made aware of an assault at HMP Addiewell which happened around 4pm on Tuesday, September 7.

"A 36-year-old man suffered serious injuries in connection with the incident.

"Another 36-year-old man will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal in connection with the incident."

Sources told the Sun that the jail's Forth C Hall was still on lockdown today as investigations were carried out.

One insider said: "He looked in a bad way. The whole wing has been on lockdown since it happened."

The prison has been hit by a string of recent scandals.

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Last month, a female warden at the prison quit after she was secretly filmed snogging an inmate in his cell.

The prisoner who was identified as Kevin Hogg secretly filmed himself having a passionate clinch with warder Rachel Wilson.

Footage shows him opening the door to Wilson before engaging in a brief conversation.

Hogg, who is serving three years for traffic offences, then locks lips with the prison guard for six seconds.

When they are finished, Hogg is heard saying: "That’s what I wanted."

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Prison chiefs have called in police to investigate the footage and told Daily Record that Wilson no longer works at HMP Addiewell.

The clip has been shared around several Scottish prisons by inmates having been filmed in recent weeks.

It was first feared the inmate set up the recording to "blackmail" Wilson but prison insiders claim it was filmed to give the prisoner "bragging rights" among other convicts.

Also, last year, two prison guards were allegedly injured by lags in Addiewell as the workers were said to have been attacked by inmates after a blaze was started in the Forth B wing.

Reports claimed security staff were unable to gain access to the prison wing for hours as cons barricaded themselves in.

Five fire engines were called to the scene.

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