A murderer from Charlton is reportedly suing the Ministry of Justice for £20,000 after claiming prison guards broke his arm during a row over his daily shower.

Antoin Gray, 26, was convicted at the Old Bailey in 2017 for the murder of 25-year-old Tobi Animashaun, who was attacked with knives, machetes, and a baseball bat outside of a supermarket depot in Charlton, south east London.

Now, as reported by Mail Online, Gray is claiming that the officers at Surrey's Category B HMP High Down overreacted and took him to the floor, breaking his arm in two places and leaving him in a cast for two months.

The Mail Online also reported that he also testified that the incident left him feeling “humiliated, fearful, and shocked” and that the MoJ has denied liability, claiming that any force used was reasonable and that there was no evidence of any particular distress or injury to Gray's feelings.

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However, Gray reportedly claims he was left in pain overnight with only paracetamol for treatment, and that he was handcuffed, potentially worsening the injury.

The Mail Online reported MoJ's barrister, Sian Reeves, questioned Gray's claim that he is now fearful of officers.

It added that she highlighted an alleged record of confrontation between Gray and guards, including attempting to intimidate a female officer, throwing his dinner over a guard, and punching him in the face.

Reeves claims that staff were doing their utmost to 'de-escalate' the situation and persuade Gray back to his cell.

A final ruling is yet to be made on the case.