A PRISON guard from Seaham injured in an attack by convicted murderer Kevan Thakrar has hit out at a court’s decision to award the inmate £815 compensation.
Thakrar, 26, admitted attacking the guards but a court cleared him of two counts of attempted murder and three of wounding with intent after he claimed he had been acting in self-defence.
The 26-year-old has now won £800 in compensation after some of his belongings, including nose hair clippers, cranberry juice and an alarm clock, were lost or broken in prison.
The killer was awarded £500 because prison officers lost “priceless” photographs and personal items - which a judge said was made worse because they did not apologise to him.
Craig Wylde, who suffered a severed artery and damaged nerves in the attack, said: “It is another case of the prisoner getting everything and the real victims getting nothing.
“He is always trying it on. This is the sort of person he is. He has to complain about everything and thinks he’s a big man because he’s challenging the system. This latest claim will have cost thousands and thousands of taxpayers’ money. It is just totally pathetic.”
Thakrar is serving three life sentences with a minimum of 35 years behind bars after he and his brother Miran were jailed in 2007 for the gangland-style execution of three drug dealers and two other attempted murders.
In March 2010 he maimed three guards at Frankland prison in County Durham after stabbing them with a broken battle, but was cleared of two counts of attempted murder and three of wounding with intent, a decision which prompted widespread fury.
Following the attack Thakrar was moved from Frankland to Woodhill Prison in Milton Keynes and it was during this move that some of his possessions were misplaced.
According to the court judgment, detailed on Thakrar’s Facebook page, he was awarded £224.97 for damage to his stereo, alarm clock and nasal clippers.
He was also awarded £90 after items including a carton of cranberry juice, protein powder and toiletries were lost, which he claimed left him “stressed”.