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Prisoner Has Charges Dropped Because He Is 'Too Violent'

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Prisoner Has Charges Dropped Because He Is 'Too Violent'

The best place for violent thugs surely has to be prison? Well, not Andrew Burns.

A prisoner, who attacked a jail warden and hit a nurse over the head with a chair, has had charges dropped against him because he's TOO violent for court.

Leaked documents reveal that Burns is such an extreme threat to the public, that the case against him had to be dropped.

The decision, unsurprisingly, has angered the unions whose members were victims of the attack.

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Burns, already in prison for several violent convictions, had been accused of attacking the warden and nurse in Glenochil jail near Alloa. Yet the case was dropped.

The warden was believed to be dealing with a complaint when he was allegedly attacked by Burns, while the nurse was smacked over the head.

Officers restrained Burns while the injured warden was taken to hospital.

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In a report by the Sunday Mail, the Crown Office report described the 25-year-old as a high security risk and recommended assault charges against him to be dropped.

His convictions to date include vandalism, assaults, resisting arrest, and making false allegations against prison officers.

And if that wasn't enough, he's also been known to bite open veins in his arm and spray people with his blood.

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Burns, of Fife, Scotland, last year claimed he was transgender and changed his name to Tiffany Scott.

He's one of about 100 prisoners with an Order For Lifelong Restriction (OLR), which means he will only be released when he is no longer considered an 'unmanageable risk to public safety'.

The report, written by a senior Crown Office official, said: "The accused is an extremely volatile and dangerous man. He is routinely violent and will find any way he can of being disruptive and harming those around him.

"He has also attempted to escape on previous occasions.

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"He also engages in dirty protests and refuses to be searched by G4S as he claims to identify as a woman."

The report continues to raise concerns about the 'lack of provisions' for dealing with a criminal like Burns.

The Prison Officers Association Scotland wrote to the Scottish Justice Minister, Michael Mathieson, questioning the decision.

"Surely it cannot be in the public interest not to prosecute. It's definitely in the interest of our members."

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Similarly, Scott Donohue of the union Unison, who represent nurses, said: "We have a zero tolerance towards any of our nursing staff being assaulted. We believe any violence against our members should be dealt with severely by the courts."

When he was 21, Burns admitted stalking a 13-year-old girl from his cell, and given 14 months plus his OLR.

Despite the issues that surround him, security company G4S, say that they will continue to transport a prisoner, as their first priority is to keep the public safe.

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Topics: Prisoner, Scotland, Prison, court

Michael Minay
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