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Prisoner admits part in Birmingham jail riot

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A serving prisoner has admitted his part in a major riot at Birmingham's Winson Green jail which caused an estimated £3 million in damage.

Nathan Weston, 22, pleaded guilty to a charge of prison mutiny during a hearing at Birmingham Crown Court today.

He will be sentenced at a later date, following the trial of seven other men who have been charged in connection with the disorder on December 16 last year which involved up to 500 inmates.

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The estimated cost of the damage to the prison and apparatus is around £3 million.

All of the men have been charged with 'taking part in a prison mutiny intending to overthrow lawful authority' at HMP Birmingham.

John Burton, 39, Robert Smith, 33, Luke Mansell, 23, and Ross Wilkinson, also 23, all appeared in court to deny the charge. Grant Samed, 30, did not enter a plea to the charge.

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An estimated 500 inmates were involved in the disturbance at the prison in December.

Two other men, Ross Queen, 30, and 32-year-old Carl Brookes, are both accused of prison mutiny and unauthorised taking of a photograph in jail.

The men have been charged with 'taking part in a prison mutiny intending to overthrow lawful authority' at HMP Birmingham. Credit: ITV News.

The case was adjourned for trial with a provisional date of September 11 set down.

The offence of prison mutiny carries a maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment.