Stanford attacked by inmates

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The Independent US

The cricket tycoon Allen Stanford suffered fractures to his eye socket and cheekbone after being attacked by inmates at a private prison in Texas while awaiting trial accused of masterminding a $7bn (£4.3bn) fraud.

The 60-year-old told a friend: "I was on the telephone and some other people in the cell didn't like it ... two of them jumped me and kept punching me and kicking me in the head." He said he lost consciousness during the attack, which occurred last October.

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