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Shamed policeman ‘attacked cell mate’

Jailed former police chief Ali Dizaei is under investigation over claims he attacked his cell mate.

The sacked Scotland Yard officer has been accused of assaulting a fellow prisoner after a row while serving four years for corruption.

But the Iranian (47) claimed he was the victim of a racist attack by the other man, possibly after a family photograph was defaced.

Dizaei has been moved from category D open prison Prescoed in south Wales for his safety.

A Prison Service spokesman confirmed police were called in by governor Steve Cross after a confrontation last Sunday.

She said: “Two prisoners at HMP Prescoed claim they were the victim of an assault by the other on August 1. Neither prisoner required treatment in hospital.”

Dizaei was jailed in February after a jury found him guilty of attempting to frame an Iraqi businessman when they fell out.

The court heard Dizaei threatened, assaulted, falsely arrested and faked evidence against the younger man, who built him a vanity website.

The two men clashed in the street after being caught on CCTV arguing at a Persian restaurant, Yas, in west London.

The former senior officer has endured a torrid time since being jailed, including being attacked and covered in slop.

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