Inmate stabbed at Lithgow Correctional Centre

ON PATROL: The Immediate Action Team at Lithgow Correctional Centre.
ON PATROL: The Immediate Action Team at Lithgow Correctional Centre.

An prisoner of Lithgow Correction Centre has allegedly been stabbed multiple times in a brawl involving up to six inmates.

Police said the 31-year-old man suffered three stab wounds to the head and chest in the affray.  

The injuries were not life-threatening. 

A spokesperson for Correctional Services NSW said the inmate was in a stable condition and that no staff were injured.

The man was transported from Marrangaroo on Thursday morning, June 15, suffering multiple stab wounds.

Prison staff have placed one possible assailant in segregation while a further five possible assailants have been identified.

Police said they had seized multiple exhibits from the incident and were analyzing CCTV footage to determine which inmates were involved. 

Investigations are continuing. As of June 19 no one had been charged for the attack. 

More to come.

EARLIER: An inmate of Lithgow Correction Centre has been allegedly stabbed by another prisoner.

Correctional Services NSW said an inmate was taken to hospital after being stabbed this morning at around 10.30am. 

The spokesperson for Correctional Services said the inmate is in a stable condition and that no staff were injured.

Prison staff have placed one possible assailant in segregation while a further five possible assailants have been identified.

Corrective Services and NSW Police are investigating the incident.