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Mark Bridger: Prisoner Admits Knife Attack
A prisoner has admitted slashing child killer Mark Bridger across the face at one of Britain's most secure jails.
Bridger, who was jailed earlier this year for abducting and murdering five-year-old April Jones, needed hospital treatment after he was attacked with a makeshift blade on July 7.
Bridger was sentenced on May 30 and was sent to HMP Wakefield, a category A prison where some of Britain's most dangerous offenders are held.
Juvinai Ferreira, 22, admitted attacking Bridger as he appeared via videolink for a short hearing at Leeds Crown Court.
On screen in court, Ferreira, originally from Gambia, looked bored and propped his head up with his hand for most of the proceedings.
At one point, he could be heard asking his guards: "I thought this was going to be quick?"
After judge Christopher Batty told him the case was going to be adjourned until sentencing on October 2, Ferreira said to him: "Can you just not sentence me? I can't keep coming back. Just give me anything and move on."
Ferreira is serving a life sentence for the murder of Elaine Walpole in Dereham, Norfolk, in April 2008.
At the time police said Ferreira moved to Dereham in 2007 with a relative after escaping civil war in Africa.
He befriended Miss Walpole, an alcoholic who lived alone, after they met at a shop and she bought him cigarettes.
A post-mortem examination showed the 47-year-old mother-of-three had been stabbed three times and bitten.
Prosecutors in the case described Ferreira as "sex-crazed".
Father-of-six Bridger, 47, abducted April as she played near her home in Machynlleth in Powys before murdering the schoolgirl.
A judge at Mold Crown Court sentenced the former slaughterhouse worker to a whole-life tariff in May.
The five-year-old's body has never been found.