||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 50 (Apr)
|| EWHC 876 (QB)
||Queen's Bench Division
||Craig Sephton QC and Jonathan Richards (instructed by Price and Slater) for the claimants.
||Alan Payne (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the defendant.
||4 April 2012
Prison - Prison officers - Prisoner - Escape - Claimant prison officers suffering psychiatric injury following violent escape of prisoner - Claimants alleging negligence on part of defendant Ministry of Justice - Liability - Duty of prison service to staff - Whether defendant liable for damage to claimants.
Prison Prison officers. The Queen's Bench Division of the High Court held that the claimant prison guards had failed to show negligence by the defendant in respect of psychiatric injury allegedly suffered by them as a consequence of a violent escape by a dangerous prisoner.
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