A MAN has been sentenced to two and a half years’ imprisonment after he twice threw urine at prison officers.

Barry Veysey, 62, was sentenced at Oxford Crown Court on Friday after a jury found him guilty of two counts of ‘maliciously administering a poison or other noxious thing with intent to injure/ aggrieve/ annoy’.

It followed a two-day trial, relating to two incidents that took place in HMP Bullingdon on June 2 and 25 in 2019.

On both occasions, Veysey threw a cup of urine towards a prison guard, which struck them in the face and body.

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Veysey was charged via postal requisition on April 30, 2020.

Investigating officer, PC Andrew Gold of Banbury police station, said: “Both of these incidents were incredible unpleasant experiences for the victims to have to endure, while simply carrying out their job.

“Prison officers work hard and in the best interest of prisoners, so should not be subjected to this form of behaviour while carrying out their duties.

“I am pleased that Veysey’s sentence reflects the seriousness of his actions.”