Terry Kelly is in detention in Perth following a breakthrough that resulted in his arrest in the Carnarvon kidnapping.
A man arrested in connection with the suspected kidnapping of Cleo Smith was allegedly assaulted by another prisoner inside a police holding cell – and has been hospitalized for the second time.
Terry Kelly, 36, was barely a few hours into his shift at Carnarvon police station in Western Australia on Wednesday when he was allegedly attacked by a prisoner.
Kelly was detained in connection with the alleged kidnapping of tiny Cleo, who went missing 18 days after vanishes from a campsite 75 kilometers from her home while on vacation with her family.
The mother of the prisoner told Daily Mail Australia that her son was ‘enraged’ when he learned why Kelly had been jailed.
‘As soon as he heard this bloke was being detained for that tiny Cleo, he exploded and beat him black and blue,’ the woman explained.
‘I tell you what, he (Kelly) took a serious beating… my son had to be escorted out in shackles, and he (Kelly) was taken to the hospital for treatment… he was in poor shape. He is a large man, yet he truly copped it’.
The Western Australian Police Force’s spokesman said investigators would not comment on the woman’s allegations, but acknowledged the guy in custody had been treated in hospital for a variety of injuries, including some caused by self-harm.
Kelly was carried into an ambulance outside the police station and sent to the hospital for treatment yesterday morning. His head was wrapped in a huge white bandage.
Terry Kelly, 36, had been at the Carnarvon police station in Western Australia for only a few hours on Wednesday when he allegedly was attacked by a prisoner.
A man arrested in connection with Cleo Smith’s disappearance was spotted in an ambulance.