UK : Solidarity call with Kevan Thakrar after racist attack in HMP Full Sutton

Prisoner Solidarity Action Alert
This evening prisoner Kevan Thakrar called to inform IWOC that a known racist attempted to take his life this afternoon. Kevin McCarthy stabbed Kevan more than four times while Kevan was at the food servery. He used a wooden shank. Kevan has four puncture wounds on his back and bruises and scratches after also being hit on the head. Kevin walked past two prison officers neither of whom intervened to prevent or stop the attack until Kevan turned round to defend himself. The prison failed to take him to hospital but he was treated by two nurses on the wing.
This is the second attack Kevan has experienced in HMP Full Sutton in recent months. Kevan is shaken and in need of support to demand the prison move him to a safer location and take action to stop further racist attacks on his life. Feel free to use your own words as well as the sample scripts below.

Call script:

Hello, I am calling on behalf of Kevan Thakrar who is currently in the CSC at HMP Full Sutton. Kevan was stabbed four times yesterday by a known racist prisoner. Two prison officers were present and did not act to prevent or stop the attack until Kevan turned around to protect himself. This is the second attack Kevan has experienced in HMP Full Sutton in recent months and yet he is still held in the CSC.
I am really concerned about Kevan’s safety in the CSC and I am calling to demand that he is moved out of the CSC and to a safer location immediately.
Letter template:
To –
I am writing as a concerned community member on hearing of a physical attack against Kevan Thakrar that occurred on 23rd December at HMP Full Sutton. The person who stabbed Kevan is known to have racist views.
Two prison officers were present and did not act to prevent or stop the attack until Kevan turned around to protect himself.
This is the second attack Kevan has experienced in HMP Full Sutton in recent months. Kevan has made complaints about threats of violence from known racist prisoners but no action had been taken.
I am extremely concerned about Kevan’s safety and wellbeing in the CSC. Kevan has PTSD and these acts of violence add further traumas.
The environment created in the Close Supervision Centre makes it more likely for these acts of extreme violence to occur and Kevan is at risk of further attacks there.
I am urging you to move Kevan out of the CSC and to a safer location immediately.
Yours Sincerely,
Write to Governor Gareth Sands at HMP Full Sutton or phone the prison on 01759 475100.
Email the Executive Director for High Security & Long Term Estate for HM Prison and Probation Service, Richard Vince demanding Kevan be moved from the CSC to a safer location: Richard.Vince02@hmps.gsi.gov.uk
Email Sir Greg Knight, MP for East Riding: sothcottt@parliament.uk
Keep Kevan updated with all your actions by email through
emailaprisoner.com or letter to:
Kevan Thakrar, A4907AE
HMP Full Sutton
York
YO41 1PS
UK

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