This is the shocking moment when an inmate attacked a prison officer with a knife after chasing him across the prison to settle a “grudge”.
Kevin Jones, 41, has been convicted of attempted murder after violently assaulting a security guard at HMP Bullingdon, near Bicester.
Dramatic CCTV footage showed Jones following the officer until they both arrived at the same time on the same landing outside the wing office.
Jones is seen looking around cautiously with one hand buried in his jacket pocket.
He paused on the landing for a few seconds before the victim walked past him with another officer.
The clip then shows Jones pulling a sharpened plastic knife out of his pocket.
He then lunged frighteningly at the guard, swung the gun at him and attempted to touch the victim’s neck.
Aware of the danger, the officer narrowly avoided the violent attack.
Jones was then pinned to the ground by other officers and placed in isolation.
A court heard the victim, who was 28 at the time, accompanied another prisoner to his cell at the Blackthorn unit at around 10.10am on 17 July 2021.
Jones was a prisoner of the unit at the time and already harbored a pre-existing grudge against the officer.
He was sentenced to 14 years in prison at Oxford Crown Court after pleading guilty to one count each of attempted murder and illegal possession of a knife or assault weapon in prison.
During an interview after the tough attack, Jones admitted his intention was to stab and kill the officer with the gun he made.
Following his sentencing on May 25, Prison Crime Team investigator PC Andrew Gold said: “This was a very serious and unprovoked assault on a prison officer in the performance of his duties.”
“This is something that Thames Valley Police will simply not tolerate and will always try to bring offenders to justice.”
“Had the victim not been so alert to the danger they were in and dodged the attack, the outcome could have been very different.
“Fortunately, the victim did not suffer any physical injuries, but she did suffer from psychological strains such as stress and anxiety that affected both her professional and personal life.”
“I am very pleased that the courts have recognized the significant threat posed by Jones and have imposed a substantial prison sentence.”