Child killer Damien Bendall ‘crushes fellow inmate’s skull with claw hammer’ in prison

Murderer Damien Bendall allegedly attacked a fellow inmate with a claw hammer at Frankland Prison. Bendall, convicted of the gruesome murder of his pregnant partner and her children, reportedly left another prisoner fighting for his life after an attack.

One of the country’s most notorious killers, Bendall, from Swindon, is serving a life sentence following his brutal acts in Killamarsh, Derbyshire, in 2021. The 32-year-old admitted brutally murdering his partner Terri Harris, aged 35, her two children John Bennett, 13, and Lacey Bennett, 11, with Lacey’s friend Connie Gent, who was just 11.

He pleaded guilty to murdering all four victims and raping Lacey at Derby Crown Court in 2022. Bendall’s life sentence means he will die inside prison walls, Chronicle Live reports.

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The Sun reported that Bendall carried out a brutal attack on a fellow inmate at Frankland Prison in Durham. Reports suggest his violent assault with a claw hammer during a prison workshop left his victim struggling for life.

The male victim was reported to have suffered three or four stab wounds and is now fighting for his life. Durham Constabulary said the victim was rushed to hospital for emergency treatment.

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The force said: “An investigation is ongoing following a serious assault which took place at Frankland Prison, Durham, on Friday 10 May. The victim was taken to the hospital to be treated for his injuries. Investigations are ongoing.”

A Prison Service spokesman added: “We cannot comment on a live police investigation, but prisoners who are violent face tough sentences.”