Police release photo of Sheffield thug who threw faeces at prison guard in 'disgusting' attack
A jailed thug who threw faeces and urine into the face of a prison officer has been condemned by South Yorkshire Police over the ‘disgusting’ attack.
Sheffield Crown Court heard how Levi Washington Farrier had been reprimanded by a female prison officer at HMP Doncaster, at Marsh Gate, before he threw a disgusting mixture of faeces and urine from a plastic bottle into her face.
Recorder Paul Reid said the 29-year-old, formerly of Viking Lee Drive, Manor, Sheffield, had initially been told by the officer to return to his cell after he had been spotted heading for a shower when he was not scheduled to do so.
The prison officer stated Farrier had later shouted at her from his cell and was heard saying he would have the last laugh before throwing the contents of a plastic bottle in her face and hair.
Recorder Reid told Farrier: “You turned and threw the contents of a plastic bottle into her face. The contents went into her eyes and mouth.”
He added: “It was a mixture of faeces and urine and she was able to smell it and taste it.”
Recorder Reid added that Farrier also threw the contents of the bottle over the prison officer’s arm and chest.
The prison officer stated that she needed two showers and she had to go to Rotherham District General Hospital where she underwent tests to ensure she had not contracted any diseases including Hepatitis B.
She said: “I was absolutely disgusted with what had happened to me. Faeces had entered my mouth and I could taste it.”
Farrier, who is currently at HMP Hull and has previous convictions, pleaded guilty to administering a noxious substance after the incident on January 5.
He also pleaded guilty to three counts of causing criminal damage from December 16, 2020, which was why he was in custody on remand at HMP Doncaster, at Marshgate, when he targeted the prison officer.
Farrier wrote a letter of apology to the prison officer and to the judge saying he was ashamed of his behaviour.
Adam Keenaghan, defending, said: “At the time some pressure was being exerted on him by other inmates and at the time he was suffering some addiction and he was able to resist it at first but these pressures overcame him and he made the wrong decision.”
Recorder Reid, who described Farrier’s offending while in custody as ‘repellent and vile’, sentenced him on October 4 to 30 months of custody.
Farrier was also given a five-year restraining order to further protect the prison officer.
Detective Sergeant Paul Hiscock, from South Yorkshire Police’s prison crime Uuit, said: “This was a disgusting incident, which saw a prison officer assaulted as she was doing her job.
“I am pleased the sentence handed down by the court reflects the seriousness of the offence, and illustrates that this sort of vile behaviour will not be tolerated.”
John Hewitson, Prison Director at HMP Doncaster, said: “We do not tolerate this kind of revolting behaviour. It is completely unacceptable and we have worked closely with South Yorkshire Police to support their prosecution. We will always do everything we can to support our officers, who carry out a challenging role in looking after the prisoners.”