Sunday, 13 December 2015

Two prison officers were taken to hospital with serious injuries after young inmates rioted at a Staffordshire jail.
Around 20 prisoners armed with chairs and table legs attacked staff and five inmates barricaded themselves into a cell as specialist warders fought to restore order.
Details of the riot at Swinfen Hall prison near Lichfield, Staffordshire, on Thursday have only just emerged.
The jail houses 600 long-term young men serving sentences from four years to life.
It has a recent history of disturbances, including a riot in August when four prisoners were injured and a fire broke out.
The jail was locked down while fire, ambulance and specialist warders dealt with the trouble.
A report last year by the prison's independent monitoring board concluded that budget cuts and staff shortages were making it difficult to guarantee the safety of inmates.
In the latest disturbance one prison officer suffered a suspected broken jaw, while another had head and face injuries.
Others suffered cuts and bruises.