A gang of Al-Qaeda terrorists who beat four prison officers with pool cues will not be prosecuted, because it is "not in the public interest".
Tariq Al-Daour - jailed for inciting terrorism - led six thugs at Belmarsh Prison in the attack which left one officer with a shattered cheekbone and another with deep cuts in his shoulder.
The incident was caught on CCTV and witnesses have come forward - but the Crown Prosecution Service has refused to prosecute.
Lawyers told the victims that prosecuting the terrorists there was "not a realistic prospect of conviction". Prison officers believe authorities are too afraid to tackle the Muslim gangs in case they antagonise them.
One said: "They're letting these thugs get away with beating these officers to a pulp. They are treated like untouchables in the system. It will just lead to more violence."
A spokesman for the CPS said: "This matter could be dealt with by the prison's internal processes."
A magistrate at an internal hearing can impose a sentence of 56 days - but if the suspects had been tried for grievous bodily harm they faced up to seven years.
There is something seriously wrong here with the CPS (Crown Prosecution Service) this just can't be right either the service has been ethnically enriched or the Attorney General has lost his marbles