Danish prison guard assaulted whilst picking up child in daycare

Two men facing deportation

Two men have been charged with assaulting a prison guard while he was picking up his child at a daycare centre. They now face criminal charges and deportation for beating up and spitting on the guard at a daycare centre in Hedehusene in Zealand.

The man was waiting in the parking lot in early September while his wife was inside the centre picking up their child. The men began calling him a “whore” and a “son of a whore”. The reason for the attack was the victim’s job as a prison guard where at least one of the defendants had been incarcerated.

A rash of violence
At a preliminary hearing, one of the accused admitted there had been a “verbal dispute” at the daycare centre, but denied there had been any violence.

The prosecutor in the case is asking for the expulsion of the men after they serve a prison sentence in Denmark. A court in Glostrup is expected to decide the case on October 14.

The assault on the guard is one of several examples of prison officers being subjected to violence and threats in their spare time, according to the prison association Fængselsforbundet. The association said there have been about 40 cases of harassment and violence against prison guards between July and early September.





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