Knife frenzy prisoner faces life for attack

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A PRISONER who did not know why he repeatedly stabbed a fellow inmate in a frenzied attack faces the ­possibility of being handed a life sentence.

Callous James Campbell, 23, went on the rampage in the kitchen at HMP Edinburgh on June 10 this year.

The High Court in ­Edinburgh heard how Campbell – serving time for rape – plunged a blade into fellow sex offender Thomas White, 69.

Campbell – who also has convictions for knife possession, assault and robbery, and assault to severe injury – was apprehended shortly after.

But he told poice he didn’t know why he had stabbed Mr White and that he had been experiencing “urges” and ­“visions” to attack someone.

The story emerged after Campbell pleaded guilty to a charge of attempted murder before judge Lord Pentland.

Judge Lord Pentland deferred sentence on Campbell for a report to see if he should be made the subject of an order for lifelong restriction.