Murderer attacked inmate at HMP Whitemoor

A convicted killer faces even longer behind bars for slashing an inmate at HMP Whitemoor.

Robert Chin (46) was already serving a life sentence at the prison in 2009 for murder when he decided to target a fellow inmate on C-Wing following an unprovoked attack.

Chin was armed with a weapon made up of a toothbrush and razor when he slashed the inmate across the face as he walked past at 4.30pm on December 21, last year. The vicious attack caused the victim to undergo surgery and needed 96 stitches.

Chin pressed the alarm button and gave himself up to shocked staff and dropped the weapon, which was concealed in a newspaper.

On Tuesday (November 27), Chin was given nine years to run consecutive to his current life sentence. The sentences will impact on his parole date.

Detective Constable Ralph King said: “This was a brutal attack and caused a great deal of harm to the victim.

“It was a completely unprovoked attack and Chin admitted to making and preparing the weapon.”

Whitemoor governor Paul Cawkwell said: “Staff, prisoners and visitors at HMP Whitemoor deserve to feel safe while at the prison, and I am extremely proud of our partnership with Cambridgeshire police that has been so effective in addressing violent behaviour.

“Our policy is clear – we have a zero tolerance policy and will always seek prosecutions for acts of violence committed in the prison. This week a violent act resulted in a prisoner being given a nine year sentence, which is a well deserved result for many hours of work by the two partnership organisations.”