Machine gun killer charged with attempted murder

A STEVENAGE man imprisoned in a top-security jail for a brutal triple murder has been charged with attempting to kill two prison guards and seriously wounding a third.

Convicted killer Kevan Thakrar is accused of stabbing three officers at Frankland Prison, near Durham City, on Saturday, March 13, leaving two in hospital.

The officers, including a female prison guard, were rushed to hospital after Thakrar, formerly of Lomond Way in Stevenage, attacked them with a broken vinegar bottle.

It is believed they were opening the 23-year-old’s cell door shortly before 9am, after he barricaded himself in for nearly 24 hours in an attempt to be moved to segregation with Miran Thakrar, his brother.

A Durham Police spokesman said: “Kevan Thakrar has been charged with two offences of attempted murder and one section 18 assault (causing grievous bodily harm with intent).

“He will appear in court in due course.”

Thakrar, along with his brother, is serving a 35-year minimum prison sentence for mowing down three men with a Mac-10 sub-machine gun, over a drug deal.

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