Former News of the World Editor, Andy Coulson was last week attacked by an inmate inside a London prison, a day after he was put behind bars in the phone hacking case last Friday.
Coulson, who is now serving 18-month prison term inside Belmarsh jail, was attacked on 5 July by a fellow inmate who sought to take revenge for an article published in the now-debunked News of the World; IBTimes UK reported citing an unnamed source.
The attacker was a criminal who once appeared in the pages of the newspaper, the source told the online news publication.
The source was cited as saying that Coulson was in the association area on his wing at Belmarsh, when the man came and struck the 49-year-old. The blow even knocked off his glasses, it has been said.
"The person who did it was stitched up by the News of the World," the UK Edition of International Business Times quoted the source as saying.
"Coulson is now quietly ****ing himself."
The journalist, who also went on to become PM David Cameron's media chief, was found guilty on one count of conspiracy to hack phones and was sentenced to prison.
Here is a brief timeline of Andy Coulson's life and the recent trial he was involved in:
1986: Andy Coulson starts to work at Basildon Evening Echo
1988: He starts working for The Sun
1994: Works briefly for the Daily Mail before returning to News International
2003: Coulson becomes editor of the News of the World (NoW)
Jan 2007: Resigns on the same day Clive Goodman was convicted
July 2007: Becomes the director of communications for the Conservative Party
May 2010: Takes up a 'communications' job in Downing Street following the general election
Jan 2011: He resigns
Sept 2011: Coulson takes legal action against his former employer when it refused to spend any further on his legal fees in relation to the phone hacking scandal.
May 2012: Gives evidence at the Leveson Inquiry in relation to press ethics
May 2012: Strathclyde police arrests him, charged with perjury
July 2012: Charged with conspiring to intercept communications by Met
June 2014: Found guilty of conspiracy to intercept voicemails
July 4, 2014: Sentenced to 18 months in prison