Five HMP Highpoint guards taken hostage by prisoner

Five prison officers were taken hostage at a Suffolk jail by an inmate wielding a twin-bladed weapon, it has emerged. The stand-off at HMP Highpoint on 12 May came the day after a second hostage incident at the same prison and an inmate attack with a bladed toilet brush in Staffordshire. The first - which took place on 11 May - involved a prisoner taken hostage inside a cell.Both episodes, which ended without injury, are now under investigation.