Inmate denies trying to murder Frankland prison officers

An inmate has pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder of two prisoner officers at a County Durham jail.

Kevan Thakrar appeared via videolink at Newcastle Crown Court, in relation to an incident at HMP Frankland, in Durham, in March 2010.

One female and two male officers suffered injuries.

The 23-year-old denied two charges of attempted murder and one of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. He is due to go on trial on 13 June.

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