The Chief Inspector of Prisons has slammed to state of HMP Oakwood and expressed shock at what he and his inspectors saw when they visited.
Nick Hardwick says prisoners were asking inspectors for toilet roll, clothes and envelopes while they were there.
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Six addresses have been searched as part of police investigations so far and seven arrests have been made.
A large part of Hagley Road in the south west of the city was cordoned off and later reopened.
Some rain overnight, becoming drier and much brighter tomorrow.