Saturday, 17 December 2016

HMP Birmingham riot: 240 prisoners being moved after riot


Up to 240 prisoners are being moved out of HMP Birmingham following a 12-hour riot at the jail. Inmates took over four wings, started fires and gained access to medical supplies as they rampaged in the prison. One man was taken to hospital. Friday's disturbance has been described by the Prison Officers' Association as the worst since the Strangeways jail riot 26 years ago.Justice Secretary Liz Truss said there would be a "thorough investigation".Rioters would "face the full force of the law," she added.UK prisons chief Michael Spurr said there were "serious problems" in jails that would not be solved immediately.