|Prisoner given life sentence for Whitemoor inmate murder bid|
A prisoner has been given a further life sentence after he admitted trying to kill a fellow inmate at the Whitemoor high security jail in March.
A prison officer has also been commended for his bravery in separating Kevin McCarthy from his victim following the attack last October.
McCarthy, 49, pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of 41-year-old Damien Fowkes when he appeared before Peterborough Crown Court last Wednesday.
Ordering him to serve a minimum of 18 years in prison, judge David Farrell said it was “just by luck” that the attack had not proved fatal.
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