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A violent prisoner has had his sentence increased after he fired his own faeces at two prison guards in a degrading, unprovoked attack.
Gary Rogers is serving life in jail for his role in the 2007 murder of dad-of-two Daron Hargreaves
The 32-year-old is being held at HMP Garth, in the village of Ulnes Walton, Lancashire – and has seen his sentence increased after covering two guards in his bodily waste during an incident on 27 February 2019.
Guards noticed that the viewing panel on the convicted murderer’s prison cell door was damaged, but were squirted with excrement by the prisoner when they got close to the door to investigate.
Mr Rogers had used a plastic bottle to carry out his offensive attack, and LancashireLive reports he was heard “cheering and laughing” when the guards realised what they had been covered in after recognising the “pungent smell”.
The guards are said to have been left distressed by the incident, with one of them running to a shower block, fully clothed, to wash themselves in the aftermath.
The act of using faeces as a projectile is said to be known as “potting” within the prison system.
Mr Rogers was reportedly given a full bio-hazard cleansing following his stunt.
Appearing at Preston Crown Court, Mr Rogers plead guilty to three counts of administering a noxious substance and assault on an emergency worker.
Admitting his guilt, he told the court: “I know my behaviour as disgusting and there was no reason for me to act like that.
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“I was kept in segregation for nine months and it must have had an effect on my mental state.”
Judge Philip Parry, sentencing, said: “The prison officers were disgusted by the actions of you.
“Potting, as it is known, is prevalent within the prison estate.
“There were no actual physical or psychological injuries caused by your actions but they felt distress, they felt degraded and unclean.
“Offences like this are serious offences which are intended to or likely to undermine discipline and good order in the prison.”
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Mr Rogers saw his sentence extended by 28 months for each of the three offences of administering a noxious substance and a further five months to run concurrently for assault of an emergency worker.
The convict was just 18 when he was given a life sentence with a minimum of 15 years behind bars for his involvement in a group killing of dad-of-two Daron Hargreaves in a four-on-one attack in Stoke-on-Trent – with the incident said to have been sparked over a roll-up cigarette.
Mr Rodgers had been due for parole in 2021, but had his conviction extended by 28 months following a 2016 assault on a prison guard.
The court also heard that Mr Rogers has been transferred to HMP Dovecote near Uttoxeter in Staffordshire, where he has engaged in education and work as a wing painter.
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