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Police worker imprisoned for GBH

A civilian police worker has been jailed for three years after being found guilty of deliberately throwing near-boiling water on a prisoner, causing serious injuries.

Adrian Law, 45, was working as a detention officer at Barnsley police station, in South Yorkshire, when he put his arm through the hatch of a cell door and threw a cup full of extremely hot water over Abdul Aziz Alfadley, 26.

Leeds Crown Court heard that Mr Alfadley suffered serious injuries to his lower abdomen and genitals.

On Friday, after more than nine hours of deliberations, a jury found Law guilty of causing grievous bodily harm.

He was cleared of the more serious offence of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

The judge, Mr Justice Spencer, told Law "it was a wicked thing you did" and said he had "grossly abused" the trust put in him.

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