ONE of black teenager Stephen Lawrence’s racist murderers has been left scarred for life in a blade attack in prison.
Evil thug David Norris, 46, was found with blood pouring from his face after two other inmates slashed him “from his forehead to his chin”.
3David Norris, 46, was found with blood pouring from his face after two other inmates slashed himCredit: Enterprise News and Pictures3Norris was jailed for life in 2012 over the murder of Stephen Lawrence, 18, at a bus stop in Eltham, South East LondonCredit: PAPrison officers had to move in and drag Norris to safety as the killer “howled in agony”.
The pair of convicted burglars had cornered him outside his cell before setting upon him with makeshift “shanks” — knives made from razor blades melted into prison toothbrushes.
Two other lags kept watch as the carefully-planned attack was carried out at Dartmoor prison just after 8.30am on Sunday.
Norris was taken to hospital where doctors said he may be permanently disfigured.
He was kept in overnight after being stitched up, but he was expected to return to prison in the next 24 hours.
Police are investigating, as sources told The Sun the attack was revenge for an earlier jail row and not linked to Stephen’s 1993 murder.
One added: “Norris didn’t stand a chance. He was cut up badly. There was a lot of blood.”
The Sun understands two men were put on report and slung into segregation.
It comes just weeks after he was caught with an illegal mobile phone hidden up his bum.
He allegedly used it to send selfies to pals, watch YouTube and log into Facebook.
His WhatsApp status hinted at his hopes for release, telling friends: “Coming home in 2 to liven you all up.”
Norris was jailed for life in 2012 over the murder of Stephen, 18, at a bus stop in Eltham, South East London.
The thug, son of notorious South London mobster Clifford Norris, was part of a five-strong mob who targeted innocent Stephen in a horrific racist attack.
Another of them, Gary Dobson, was convicted alongside Norris and also jailed for life.
Jamie Acourt and his brother Neil were both arrested over the murder but neither was ever convicted.
3David Norris was expected to return to prison from hospital in the next 24 hoursCredit: AlamyA fifth man, Luke Knight, was never arrested or charged.
In May, an attempt to move Norris to an open jail was blocked by Deputy Prime Minister and Justice Secretary Dominic Raab.
Last night, a Prison Service spokesman said: “A prisoner at HMP Dartmoor is being treated in hospital for non-life threatening injuries following an assault by two prisoners.
We are unable to comment further while police investigate.”
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