Disturbance at Isle of Sheppey prison
Written by Duncan Martin on December 22, 2016
There has been a disturbance at Swaleside prison on the Isle of Sheppey,
Between 60 and 80 inmates are said to have taken control of part of a wing at the category B training prison
The Prison Service said it was dealing with “an incident” contained to a landing on the jail’s A Wing.
They added, the extent of the disturbance was unclear but fires had been lit.
A Prison Service spokesperson said: “The Prison Service is dealing with an incident involving 60 prisoners at HMP Swaleside.
“The incident is contained to one landing on A Wing. The rest of the prison is secure with all prisoners in locked in cells.”
The incident is believed to be isolated to just one wing at the prison.