An Alberta Hells Angel sentenced last year to nine years for kidnapping and beating a B.C. man was attacked by another inmate in Matsqui prison earlier this month.
Sources confirmed that Robert Lowry of the Edmonton chapter of the notorious biker gang was injured in the Nov. 18 attack.
Marie Messer, an assistant warden at Matsqui, said in an emailed statement that “an inmate was found to have been victim of an assault” at the medium-security federal institution.
“The injured inmate was evaluated by staff members and transported to an outside hospital to receive treatment and has since returned to the institution,” the statement said. “The assailants have been identified and the appropriate actions have been taken.”
Messer did not say what those actions were.
“No staff members or other inmates were injured during this incident. The Correctional Service of Canada will investigate the circumstances of this incident,” Messer said. “The safety and security of institutions, their staff and the public remains the highest priority in the operations of the federal correctional system.”