‘That is for Stephen’: Inmate batters Lawrence homicide suspect Jamie Acourt days after he was jailed for 9 years on medication costs
- James Acourt, 42, overwhelmed to the ground in Wandsworth days into his sentence
- Acourt is considered one of 5 males suspected of the 1993 stabbing of Stephen Lawrence
- Fellow inmate Tyrone Archer, 39, has refused to debate his motives for assault
- Archer was 13 on the time of the homicide and grew up in south-east London
Joel Adams For Mailonline
Stephen Lawrence homicide suspect Jamie Acourt, 42, pictured, was attacked by a fellow inmate days into sentence at Wandsworth jail
One of many males suspected of the homicide of Stephen Lawrence was punched to the ground by an inmate in jail, it was reported final night time.
Jamie Acourt, 42, was apparently attacked by a black prisoner simply days into his hashish smuggling sentence at Wandsworth jail in South London.
He was jailed for 9 years final week, after admitting his position in a £3million medication plot on the second day of his trial at Kingston Crown Courtroom.
Acourt is suspected of collaborating within the 1993 racist stabbing of Stephen Lawrence, 18, by a gang of males in Eltham, South-East London.
Acourt’s attacker was named as fellow HMP Wandsworth inmate Tyrone Archer, 39, from Croydon in South London, The Solar reported.
The incident allegedly occurred on Wednesday morning as Acourt was being readied for train with different inmates.
Archer, serving a sentence for assault, is alleged to have hit the again of Acourt’s head as he walked on to the jail touchdown. Acourt fell, however didn’t want medical help.
A supply stated: ‘Archer grew up in South London. He was 13 when Stephen Lawrence was murdered. It’s not too arduous to see why he may wish to have a pop at Acourt.’
HMP Wandsworth inmate Tyrone Archer, 39, pictured, has not given his causes for the assault however a fellow inmate stated having grown up in Lawrence’s southeast London on the time of the homicide, Archer’s motives had been ‘not too arduous to see’
Acourt, pictured after his arrest in Spain, pleaded responsible to drug smuggling and Kingston Crown Courtroom final week
Acourt and Archer are each prisoners at HMP Wandsworth, the place the assault occurred on Wednesday morning
Archer is known to have refused to disclose the motive for eager to injure Acourt. He has been placed on report by governors.
‘Jamie Acourt’s status goes earlier than him. His ties to the Lawrence case imply lots of people wish to do him – he’s a large goal,’ a supply added.
‘Tyrone’s made himself a little bit of a reputation inside by taking him down.’
Acourt and his brother Neil, 43, had been ringleaders of a gang that couriered as much as 4 tonnes of hashish between London and the North-East. Neil is serving six years for the drug plot.
Each had been amongst these arrested after the stabbing of Stephen by a gang of white males in Eltham, South-East London, in 1993, however have at all times denied involvement.
Of the others accused of homicide by the Every day Mail in our landmark entrance web page of 1997, Gary Dobson and David Norris had been convicted of the homicide and jailed for all times in 2012. Luke Knight is the one one nonetheless strolling the streets.
The Jail Service confirmed an inmate had been placed on report after punching a fellow inmate on December 12.