Prison guard assaulted at Hakea Prison in Canning Vale

Hakea Prison. Photo: SWI Fencing
Hakea Prison. Photo: SWI Fencing

A PRISON officer was hospitalised with facial injuries after being assaulted at the Hakea maximum security jail in Perth.

The Department of Justice confirmed the incident had occurred on Sunday afternoon and that the officer was sent to hospital with facial injuries, primarily to the nose.

He was discharged later the same day.

The matter has been referred to WA Police for investigation.

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