Officers injured in Rutland prison riot


A RIOT that broke out at HMP Stocken in Rutland, UK, resulted in a prison officer being injured yesterday (Sunday 14).
The Prison Officers Association reported that about 60 prisoners were involved in the riot, which started at about 5.30pm when a prisoner attacked an officer.
After the situation got out of control and prisoners began to set fire to bins at the Category C prison, riot squad units and specially trained police teams were called in to calm things down.
While the officer was taken to hospital for treatment to cuts on his face, 30 prisoners were immediately moved to other high-security prisons with the remaining 90 on the wing expected to be transferred later.
Another two officers required treatment after inhaling smoke, and four prisoners were taken to hospital.
A Ministry of Justice spokesman referred to the incident as a totally unacceptable case of indiscipline, declaring that those involved would be punished and could expect to spend longer behind bars.


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