- WARNING – DISTRESSING CONTENT
- Marzin Moshen, 20, and Finley Phillips, 19, are being held at HMP Prison Parc
- The pair turned on guard Ryan Young when he tried to break up a fight
This is the terrifying moment two young inmates were caught on camera battering a helpless prison guard inside a jail.
Inmates Marzin Moshen, 20, and Finley Phillips, 19, turned on guard Ryan Young when he tried to break up a fight in HMP Prison Parc in Bridgend, Wales.
Newport Crown Court heard brave Mr Young was knocked out cold when he tried to intervene to stop Phillips being attacked.
Chilling CCTV footage shown to the court from July 18, 2021 showed a fight erupting between inmates. The court heard it was triggered by an inmate striking Phillips to the face, WalesOnline reported.
Mr Young, who is also a fitness coach, then attempted to break up the fight and restrained one of the males on the floor. But seconds later, Phillips punched Mr Young to the head before stamping on him leaving him unconscious.
Moshen then stamped on him towards the head when he was incapacitated.
Prosecutor Abigail Jackson explained to the court: ‘Mr Young was restraining one of the males on the floor. His last recollection of the incident was, while he was on the floor, sustaining a number of blows to the head before becoming unconscious.
‘Finley Phillips can be seen on CCTV punching Mr Young to the head before stamping on him.
‘Marzin Moshen becomes involved in the incident once Mr Young is already somewhat incapacitated on the floor.
‘He can clearly be seen stamping on the head of Mr Young. Both Mr Phillips and Mr Moshen were intending to injure another male prisoner but injured Mr Young himself.
Other prison officers eventually managed to stop the brawl.
Mr Young was taken to a hospital A&E department with a cut on his left eye which was treated with glue and paper stitches
He also struggled with delayed concussion and was unable to return to work for eight weeks, the court heard.
Phillips, of Gatcombe Road in Hartcliffe, Bristol, admitted grievous bodily harm (GBH) over the prison wounding.
Moshen, of Alexandra Road in Newport, admitted actual bodily harm (ABH). He also admitted a charge of GBH and witness intimidation over a separate Newport attack.
Joshua Scouller representing Moshen said: ‘This was an impulsive and short-lived offence.’
Scouller also said Moshen had issues with maturity, cognitive ability and impulsiveness, adding: ‘He was closer in mental age to someone who would have been 15, if not younger, at the time of the offence. His involvement was rather more fleeting than Mr Phillips’.’
Ian Morrell for Phillips said: ‘The defendant wants to apologise to his victim. He believed he was acting in self-defence.’
The judge, Recorder David Elias KC, told the defendants: ‘It is clear Mr Young was not the target of your violence but there is a harrowing image of him on the CCTV lying motionless on the floor.
‘He was simply trying to do his duty in a very difficult public service.’
Moshen was sent to a young offender institution for five months and Phillips was sent to a young offender institution for 16 months.
Moshen has 17 previous offences on his record including violent disorder, robbery and dangerous driving.
Meanwhile, Phillips has 20 previous offences on his record including battery, affray, ABH, fraud, burglary and criminal damage.