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BREAKING NEWS: Daniel Morcombe's killer Brett Peter Cowan attacked in prison a second time

This marks a second attack on the convicted murderer while being held in prison.

By Holly Royce
The man who murdered Queensland schoolboy Daniel Morcombe in 2003 has been attacked in prison by a fellow inmate who was using an "improvised implement" to launch at the convicted murderer.
Brett Peter Cowan is currently serving a life sentence at Brisbane's Wolston Correctional Centre, where he was attacked in the common area of the secure unit.
ABC News reports that Cowan has suffered superficial wounds to his neck and ear as a result of the attack.
In a statement, the Queensland Corrective Services stated no guards were injured in the attack.
"Queensland Corrective Services officers brought the situation quickly under control," a statement said.
"No officers were injured. The prisoner did not sustain any serious injury."
A spokesperson from the prison told the Daily Mail that no blood was seen during or after the attack.
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This is the second time Cowan has been attacked in prison.
In 2016, Brett Peter Cowan taken to hospital after a fellow inmate reportedly threw boiling water on him.
Brett Peter Cowan reportedly received burns to his head and chest after he got a "hot shower" – a prison term for pouring a bucket of hot water on someone.
It has been claimed that more prisoners were involved, but only the one was charged.
Adam Paul Davidson, the prisoner charged with the attack reportedly told the court that he "did it for the people."
In 2014, Cowan was convicted of murdering 13-year-old Daniel Morcombe after an eight year investigation.