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Jamie Acourt: Stephen Lawrence murder suspect 'attacked in prison' days after being jailed over £3m drugs plot

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A suspect in the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence has been attacked by a fellow inmate in prison, it has been reported.

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Jamie Acourt was reportedly punched to the floor by a fellow prisoner just days into his sentence.

The 42-year-old, from south-east London, was jailed for nine years for masterminding a £3 million drugs plot.

Acourt was punched in the back of the head while preparing for exercise on Wednesday morning, The Sun reported.

Sources told newspaper Acourt instantly fell to the floor before prison officers intervened.

He is less than a week into his sentence, which he is serving in HMP Wandsworth.

A Prison Service spokeswoman confirmed an inmate had been put on report for punching another prisoner.

She added that the victim did not require medical treatment.

Acourt spent more than two years on the run, living in Spain under the alias Simon Alfonzo, until his arrest in May.

He pleaded guilty at Kingston Crown Court to his part in the conspiracy which moved about 750kg of the drug with an estimated street value of around £3 million.

His 43-year-old brother Neil had already been jailed for more than six years for his involvement when Jamie was sentenced on Friday December 7.

Both brothers were arrested shortly after the murder of Mr Lawrence but neither was convicted.

In 2012, Gary Dobson and David Norris were convicted at the Old Bailey of murdering Mr Lawrence and jailed for life.

Additional reporting by the Press Association.

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