A 21-year-old prisoner who held a doctor against his will in his consultation room and threatened to kill himself, has been jailed for three years.
Jonathan Ndila, originally from Tulse Hill in south London, was on remand at HMP Brinsford in Staffordshire, when the incident took place on March 31 2017.
The court heard that Ndila, who is around 6ft 8ins tall, went to the Healthcare Department at the prison for a pre-booked outpatient appointment with a hand injury.
Once inside the consultation room, the doctor said that Ndila attempted to barricade the door of the consultation room shut, in attempt to hold the doctor against his will.
The defendant then pulled out a bladed weapon hidden in his trousers and threatened to harm himself.
Prison officers then arrived and dealt with the incident, persuading Ndila to hand over the weapon.
Detective Constable Sean Corbett, of Staffordshire Police, said: “This was an unprovoked incident and an extremely distressing and frightening experience for the doctor.
“Thankfully it was brought to a safe and swift resolution by prison officers.”
Ndila was found guilty of false imprisonment and possession of an offensive weapon, but found not guilty of common assault following a three-day trial at Stafford Crown Court.
He was sentenced to three years for false imprisonment and two years for possession of an offensive weapon on April 27 and his sentences will run concurrently.