Lambeth News Man sentenced for attack on prison officers

21 January 2013

Metropolitan Police Service

A man already in prison for a shooting in south London has been sentenced to a further 12 months in custody after he attacked three prison officers.

Anthony McCalla, 20, from Streatham, London, was sentenced at Woolwich Crown Court on January 18 for ABH after he punched and attacked three prison officers in Belmarsh Prison on two different occasions. The incidents took place between April and May 2012.

McCalla is currently serving a minimum of 14 years for the shooting of Thusha Kamaleswaran and Roshan Selvakumar, 35, in Brixton in March 2011.

McCalla was convicted with two others of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and attempted murder of a rival gang member.

However, following a criminal investigation led by Detective Constable Elizabeth Dell from police in Greenwich, McCalla will remain in prison a further year.

MCCalla pleaded guilty on the 17th of December 2012 to three counts of ABH and was sentenced to 12 months, which have been added to his current sentence.

"McCalla is proving to be a difficult prisoner"

Detective constable Elizabeth Dell said;“McCalla is proving to be a difficult prisoner and this is not a surprise - the judge in his previous trial described him as a danger to society. I am pleased with the result of the investigation - attacks on prison officers will simply not be tolerated.”