Underworld figure Tony Mokbel has been airlifted to a Melbourne hospital after being stabbed at Victoria’s maximum security prison, Barwon.
“Police and emergency services are currently attending a prison in Lara following reports of a stabbing about 3:45 this afternoon,” police said in a statement.
“The male victim will be airlifted to hospital in a serious condition.”
From aerial vision of the prison, southwest of Melbourne, it appears that Mokbel was stabbed in an outside recreational area of the prison.
Paramedics worked on him on a pathway before he was transferred into an air ambulance and flown to the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
More to come.