'Wing lost' as 60 inmates involved in Swaleside prison incident


One wing has been lost after an incident at Swaleside prison involving 60 inmates, says the Prison Officers Association. There is an "ongoing disturbance" and fires have been lit at the prison on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent.It comes after a riot last week at HMP Birmingham that involved up to 600 prisoners and was described by experts as the worst for 25 years.Special squads managed to win back control of the jail after 12 hours of violence in which inmates set fires and stole keys and equipment.The Swaleside incident is the fourth disturbance at an English prison in less than two months.