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Disturbance at Isle of Sheppey prison

Written by on 22 December 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.