An inmate slashed a paedophile in the face with a razor blade while telling him "I don't like people who talk to children".
Daniel Andrews attacked Jordan Murray after he found out he was in prison for sex offences against children.
Liverpool Crown Court heard how both Andrews, 28, and Murray were on the medical wing at HMP Altcourse in Liverpool when the attack happened in late 2019.
Murray required over 100 stitches to his cheek following being cut by Andrew’s blade.
He suffered a 15cm wound to the right side of his face that will leave him permanently scarred, the Liverpool Echo reports.
The court was told how Murray was returning to his cell after going to the toilet when he was called over to Andrews' cell.
Peter Killen, prosecuting said: “Mr Murray did not know Mr Andrews but had spoken to him and in speaking to him on this occasion he indicated that he had convictions. He told the defendant that he had convictions related to sexual offences against children.
"At the time, Mr Murray thought that Mr Andrews wasn't bothered by what he said. He moved away from the cell but was called back and he thought that the defendant wanted a further conversation with him.
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"They spoke very briefly about football but in any event Mr Murray recalls the defendant said to him 'I don't like people who talk to children', and the defendant slashed him across the side of the face."
Murray was taken to A&E following the attack and when a prison officer asked Andrews why he had carried out the attack, he replied voices in his head told him to do it and added: "He's got two victims, think of them."
Andrews was on the medical wing due to issues with his mental health.
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In a victim personal statement read to the court by Mr Killen, Murray wrote: "I can't believe someone would do this to another person."
Mr Killen added: "Every time he looks at the scar it brings back a memory of the attack which makes him upset and worried."
The court was told of Andrews 39 previous convictions for 75 offences, which many were for assault.
Andrews, who is now in HMP Nottingham, was sentenced to seven and a half years in jail and handed a five-year extended sentence.
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He will serve at least two thirds of the jail term before parole can be considered for parole.
Andrews will also be subject to licence conditions on release for any time that remains of his custodial sentence, plus a further five years.
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