Trinidad: Prison officer beaten trying to seize cell phone

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) – A prison officer suffered head injuries when he was pushed to the ground by an inmate at the Maximum Security Prison in Arouca on Thursday.

Prison Officer Saboo Roberts was attempting to retrieve a cellphone from an inmate when there was an altercation.

The Express was told that Roberts entered the cell and confronted the prisoner about the cellphone.

Roberts attempted to grab the device from the inmate’s hand when he was pushed. He fell and hit his head on a piece of steel.

Roberts was taken to hospital for medical treatment.