Prisoner accused of throwing cup of urine over guard

HMP Highpoint in Suffolk. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

HMP Highpoint in Suffolk. Picture: MATTHEW USHER - Credit: Eastern Daily Press, Archant

A man will appear at crown court next month accused of throwing urine over a prison guard.

Alan Sykes has been charged with causing the administration of poison or a noxious thing, with intent to injure, aggrieve or annoy.

The 37-year-old gave no indication of plea to the charge at a brief hearing before a bench of three magistrates in Ipswich.

Sykes, currently serving a sentence at Wayland Prison, near Thetford, is accused of throwing a cup of urine at a guard, who was supervising meal time at Highpoint Prison, on September 30.

Sykes appeared in court via video link from Wayland Prison on Tuesday morning.


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Magistrates said the alleged offence was indictable only and must be heard at crown court.

Sykes is due to appear at Ipswich Crown Court for a case management hearing on Tuesday, June 5.

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He was remanded in custody as a serving prisoner until his next appearance.

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