Thomas Mongan charged with attempted murder of Maghaberry prison officer
A man appeared in court on Tuesday charged with attempting to murder a female prison officer inside a high security Northern Ireland jail.
Thomas Mongan, 28, allegedly slashed the woman across the neck and jaw at HMP Maghaberry on Monday.
She was taken to hospital following the attack said to have been carried out with some form of a blade.
Mongan entered the dock at Belfast Magistrates' Court to face a single charge of attempted murder.
He spoke only to confirm he understood the alleged offence, replying: "Yeah."
No further details of the incident were disclosed.
Appearing to be in an agitated state, Mongan wrung his hands and rubbed at his head throughout the brief hearing.
An investigating policeman said he could connect the accused to the charge.
Defence solicitor John Finucane put no questions to the officer.
Mongan, a prisoner with a previous address at Riverview Meadows in Belfast, did not seek bail.
He was remanded in custody to appear again in court on April 10.
Belfast Telegraph Digital