Hartlepool robbery suspect assaulted in jail with pool ball inside sock

A judge has ordered a prison move for an inmate assaulted in jail.

Friday, 24th August 2018, 1:29 pm
Updated Friday, 24th August 2018, 4:30 pm
Durham Prison.

Teesside Crown Court heard that Aaron White, 30, lost his front teeth after he was hit with a pool ball inside a sock in Durham Jail.

His lawyer, Gary Wood, reported the incident to Judge Sean Morris when White appeared on a videolink from the prison

The judge told White: "I am having the security manager at Durham Jail contacted this afternoon to say that it is my view that you should be moved to Holme House Prison."

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White responded that the Stockton prison would not accept his transfer as a remand prisoner

Judge Morris said:"We will see about that, I have done it before."

White, of Devon Street, Hartlepool, is accused of robbing store assistant Kelly Storer of money on February 11 at a McColl's branch, in Elwick Road, Hartlepool

He and another man are alleged to have been armed with s kitchen knife and a crowbar and wearing Balaclavas.

White was further remanded in custody until his trial on November 26