Teens caught on camera stamping on guard’s head in prison riot

Teens caught on camera stamping on guard’s head in prison riot

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A guard was left unconscious after two teenage boys viciously stamped on his head during a mass prison brawl.

Ryan Young had tried to break up a fight at Bridgend HMP Parc’s young offenders unit in Wales, when inmates Marzin Moshen, then 17 and Finley Phillips, then 16, turned on him.

CCTV footage showed Mr Young being repeatedly punched and stamped on during the frightening assault.

When another guard managed to break up the fight, Mr Young was found on the floor falling in and out of consciousness.

He was taken to hospital and treated for a cut above his left eye, which needed stitches, and delayed concussion.

Following the incident, which happened on the morning of July 18, 2021, Mr Young was unable to work for eight weeks.

He now struggles to sleep and has received cognitive behavioural therapy to deal with the trauma, Wales Online reports.

Marzin Moshen was one of the two teenagers who stamped on Ryan Young’s head (Picture: Wales News Service)

Moshen, now 20 and Phillips, now 19, both appeared at Newport Crown Court.

Moshen, of Newport, pleaded guilty to assault and occasioning actual bodily harm and Phillips admitted wounding.

Joshua Scouller, representing Moshen said: ‘This was an impulsive and short-lived offence.’

Ian Morrell for Phillips said: ‘The defendant wants to apologise to his victim. He believed he was acting in self defence.’

Mr Young was trying to break up a fight when he was attacked (Picture: CPS/Wales News Service)

The judge, recorder David Elias KC, told the defendants: ‘It is clear Mr Young was not the target of your violence but there is a harrowing image of him on the CCTV lying motionless on the floor.

‘He was simply trying to do his duty in a very difficult public service.’

Moshen was sent to a young offender institution for five months, while Phillips was sent to a young offender institution for 16 months.

The guard was found going in and out of consciousness after the attack (Picture: CPS/Wales News Service)

Mr Young, who also worked as a fitness instructor at the prison, told Wales Online: ‘It’s a very challenging environment to work in. The support of my colleagues was invaluable to my recovery.

‘We’re like one big family. It was not nice for them to witness what had happened and have to carry on. I can’t thank everyone who helped me enough.’

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