Female prison guard is stabbed in the back during a ‘brutal attack’ at Silverwater jail in Sydney

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Female prison guard is stabbed in the back during a ‘brutal attack’ at a Sydney jail

A female prison guard has been stabbed in the back in a ‘brutal attack’ at Silverwater Correctional Complex, in Sydney’s west. 

Emergency crews were called to the jail just after 8am on Monday.

The woman was taken to Westmead Hospital in a stable condition. She will undergo further assessment and surgery. 

Ambulance Inspector Kevin McSweeney said four crews, including a specialist medical team, arrived to a confronting scene.

‘It was a brutal attack, with the patient having a significant wound to her back,’ he said.

‘Paramedics worked to stabilise the patient before getting her to hospital where she is expected to undergo further assessment and surgery.’

A NSW Police spokesman told Daily Mail Australia it has commenced a police investigation.  

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