Murderer in Leyland jail flung his excrement at prison staff

A convicted murderer who is serving a life sentence has admitted throwing his faeces all over three prison officers.

Tuesday, 7th July 2020, 9:56 am
Preston Crown Court

Gary Rogers admitted three counts of administering a poison or noxious thing, with intent to injure or aggrieve, and one of assaulting an emergency worker.

The case relates to the 31-year-old hurling excrement at members of staff at HMP Garth - in February 2019, and assaulting one of them.

Prosecuting at Preston Crown Court, Peter Barr said the incident had been captured on a 30 second clip of CCTV at the jail.

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Rogers, who has now moved to HMP Dovegate in Uttoxeter, had suffered various delays in hearings - including one where he refused to leave his cell to attend court.

But on March 10 he pleaded guilty to the charges.

Judge Philip Parry has fixed September 3 as his sentencing date.

Rogers was among three men jailed for life in 2007 after being found guilty of murdering a man. He was found in a street in Stoke-on-Trent with catastrophic head injuries in December 2006.

Rogers was given a 14 year minimum term.