Jail footage has captured the horrific moment a pair of inmates ambush a prisoner inside a maximum security jail and beat him to a pulp in a flurry of punches.
Vision reportedly taken at Port Phillip Prison in Melbourne’s west showed two men wearing white shirts squaring up to the shirtless inmate and trading blows with him on a prison walkway.
The carnage is believed to be linked to the violent Prisoners of War gang.
Other prisoners watched on from the dining area below as the topless man initially fought back against his attackers before being backed into a corner and left severely bloodied by a series of blows.
Shocking footage has captured the moment a pair inmates ambush a prisoner inside a maximum security jail
Prison staff at first moved up the stairs towards the men before choosing to retreat as the scene unfolded.
Different officers eventually approached the group and the two attackers walked away – with their shirtless victim then slumping against a wall.
The man had also been stabbed and slashed so badly in the attack – which happened in 2018 – he needed hundreds of stitches, sources told the Herald Sun.
As staff attended to the injured prisoner, the other two inmates seem to congratulate each other on a nearby gantry.
The video cuts away as a prison officer appears to gesture at the men to get down on the ground.
The victim is then filmed being moved out of shot on a stretcher surrounded by prison and medical staff.
Pictured is the victim being moved on a stretcher by prison and medical staff after the attack. The carnage is believed to be linked to the violent Prisoners of War gang
Matthew Charles Johnson leads the Prisoner of War gang. He was sentenced to life in prison in 2011 with a 32-year minimum term for the bashing murder of Melbourne crime lord Carl Williams in Barwon Prison
Matthew Charles Johnson – who was sentenced in 2011 to life in jail with a non-parole period of 32 years for the brutal killing of Melbourne crime lord Carl Williams inside Barwon Prison – is the leader of Prisoner of War.
At Port Phillip prison alone in the past month, two jail staff members have been assaulted when they searched for a missing USB stick and an inmate was repeatedly stabbed in a vicious attack.
G4S – which privately operates Port Phillip prison – declined to comment when contacted by Daily Mail Australia.