19 Jul 2011

Cook Islands prison guard recovering head injury following attack

8:34 am on 19 July 2011

A Cook Islands prison guard is recovering from a head injury after being attacked by a male inmate in Rarotonga.

Superintendent Metuatini Tangaroa says the male guard was hit over the head with a torch by the remand prisoner.

The inmate in question served jail sentences before but is now on remand facing new charges.

The guard has been discharged from hospital.