A PRISONER has denied using human excrement against prison officers at a Worcester high security jail.

Luke Ings appeared over videolink from HMP Long Lartin at Worcester Crown Court yesterday where he denied four counts of administering a poisonous or noxious substance with intent.

The 31-year-old was arraigned by the clerk, denying four counts of administering 'human excreta' unlawfully and maliciously with intent to injure, aggrieve or annoy against four prison officers.

The offences are said by the prosecution to have occurred on April 27, May 7 and May 9 last year in Long Lartin, a category A prison in the village of South Littleton, near Evesham.

Judge Jim Tindal adjourned the case for trial which is due to take place on September 30.

The trial is expected to last two to three days. Though a serving prisoner, Ings was granted technical bail until that hearing.