A violent prisoner who slashed another inmate in a bid to get a jail transfer was today locked up for eight years.
Matthew Morrison scarred his victim for life after attacking him with a homemade weapon at Peterhead’s HMP Grampian.
Morrison, 29, slashed the man on the cheek, the back of the head and leg before trying to flush the weapon down a cell toilet.
At the High Court in Glasgow today Judge Lord Arthurson told Morrison: “Your motive related to your wish to obtain a prison transfer. You have failed to show any remorse.
“A report by a social worker says you are a significant risk to the public at large. I need to protect the public from the danger you pose.”
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Morrison’s new sentence will start at the end of his current sentence which ends in 2027.
Morrison was transferred to the north-east prison from Glasgow’s Barlinnie jail and wanted to return.
He had asked for a move, but when nothing happened decided to take matters in his own hands.
Morrison was convicted of assault to severe injury and permanent disfigurement, possessing a weapon and attempting to pervert the course of justice by trying to flush it away.
Morrison denied the charges and claimed he acted in self defence.