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Riot in Rutland prison leaves officer injured

Police outside HMP Ashwell near Oakham, Rutland, Leicestershire as specialist officers deal with a disturbance inside the prison. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Archive/Press Association Images

A prison officer has been hurt after a riot broke out in Rutland.

The brawl involved around 60 prisoners who assaulted the officer in what is being described as a "serious incident of indiscipline", according to a Prison Service spokeswoman.

Police and fire crews were called in after small blazes were lit during the disturbance.

The officer who was assaulted was treated in hospital and discharged on Sunday night, while four prisoners were taken to hospital and two officers were treated for smoke inhalation.

Order was not restored in the prison until specially-trained officers intervened.

Around 30 inmates have been transferred to other prisons.

This kind of behaviour is totally unacceptable. We are absolutely clear that prisoners who behave in this way will be punished and can spend significantly longer behind bars. Those suspected of being actively involved in this incident have already been moved to higher security prisons."

– A Prison Service spokeswoman

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Quit 51 aims to encourage the counties' 96,000 smokers to quit Credit: PA Wire

A new service to help people stop smoking has been launched in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Driver killed in two-lorry crash named by police

A driver who died after two lorries collided in Rutland has been named by police Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A driver who died after two lorries collided in Rutland has been named by police.

Lee Eudale, 43, from Peterborough, was one of the lorry drivers involved in the incident in Little Casterton on Monday.

He was taken to hospital where he later died. The driver of the second lorry sustained minor injuries.

Police enquiries into the incident are continuing and officers are asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision or saw the lorries beforehand to call DC Kath Orr on 101.

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Police name driver killed in two-lorry crash in Rutland

Police investigating a collision between two HGVs in Rutland have named the lorry driver who was killed.

Lee Eudale, 43, from Peterborough, died in hospital after the accident which happened in Ryhall Road, Little Casterton, at the junction with Salters Lane, at around 3.40pm on Monday.

The driver of the second lorry sustained minor injuries.

Ryhall Road was closed for several hours for investigations after the accident.

Police are still appealing for witnesses to come forward.

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Man dies after two lorries crash in Rutland

A man has died after two lorries crashed in Rutland yesterday afternoon.

The crash happened at about 3.40pm in Ryhall Road, Little Casterton, at the junction with Salters Lane.

The 43-year-old man who died was one of the drivers. He was taken to hospital but later died.

The driver of the second lorry suffered minor injuries, and Ryhall Road was closed for several hours.

Police are appealing for witnessed to come forward.

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