More than a hundred detainees have been moved out of an immigration detention centre in Oxfordshire after a fire destroyed a large part of the complex. Flames swept through Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre near Oxford late last night.
Two people are being treated in hospital. Richard Slee reports.
More than half the detainees at Campsfield Immigration Centre in Oxford are being relocated to other centres after a fire there last night. 2 male detainees are in hospital.
More than half the detainees at Campsfield Immigration Centre in Oxford are being relocated after a fire last night. 2 detainees are in hospital.
The Home Office has just confirmed that 2 detainees are in hospital after a fire at an immigration centre in Oxford. Ten fire engines were called to the Campsfield House immigration removal centre in Kidlington, near Oxford, at 9pm last night.
More than half the detainees are being relocated to other centres because of damage to the building, a Home Office spokesman said. The fire service are still investigating the cause of the fire.
A number of detainees are being relocated to other centres because of damage to the building, a Home Office spokesman said.
The spokesman added that around half of the detainees are being relocated to other centres.The UK Border Agency website says the centre - privately run by MITIE - has space for 216 beds.
It describes Campsfield House as a long-term centre for men, who are detained pending the outcome of their immigration case and subsequent removal.
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Thames Valley Police: "We can confirm that the armed incident in Kidlington has now concluded. The 38-year-old man inside the property in Morton Avenue was detained by officers at the scene at 3.37pm after he exited the property.
“Officers did deploy and discharge a Taser device in order to gain the man’s compliance. he has now been taken into custody. Updates will be made available when we have them."
Video. Twin two-year-old girls, who were being held in an armed siege at a flat in Oxfordshire, have been released. A man has been arrested.
A man has been arrested by police after a 13-hour siege in Kidlington, Oxfordshire.