The leader of Britain’s worst grooming gang has been left scarred for life following an attack in prison.

Ahdel Ali aged 31 required 41 stitches after he was attacked with a knife inside his prison cell in a pre-planned targeted attack.

other inmates guarded as Ali was slashed and attacked with the knife, He was left with deep cuts on his face and neck.

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It is believed razor blades were embedded in a strip of cardboard, Ali is serving time after leading a child sex grooming gang in Telford.

Ali is serving 18 years for his role in the scandal in Telford, Shrops, which may have claimed as many as 1,000 young victims.

Ringleaders Ali and his brother Mubarek, 35, sold teenage girls, some as young as 13, for sex above an Indian restaurant after grooming them.

A Prison Service spokeswoman said: “A prisoner at HMP Wakefield was assaulted on October 21 by a fellow prisoner and this is now being investigated by police.”