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Daily Mirror, UK

The inmate suffered 'huge' blood loss following the incident at HMP Littlehey, Cambs, amid claims she had been refused a transfer to a women's jail

A transgender inmate living as a woman at a men's prison nearly died after slashing herself with a razor.

Staff spotted her injuries through a spyhole in a cell door at HMP Littlehey, Cambs.

A nurse fought to stem a huge loss of blood at the scene.

There were suggestions the prisoner had been refused a transfer to a women's jail.

A source told the Sunday People : 'She must have been desperate. It was horrible.'

The case will re-ignite concerns over the treatment of inmates who change gender.

The source said: 'She'd had hormone therapy and developed breasts but she had not had surgery to transform her genitals.'

Two transgender inmates serving time in all-male prisons killed themselves last year.

The Ministry of Justice confirmed a Littlehey inmate was treated in hospital and had returned to the prison.

19:03, 11 Jun 2016 | Updated 19:15, 11 Jun 2016 | By Andy Gardner

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