Maidstone Prison riot 'under control' says Ministry of Justice

More riot shields are taken into Maidstone Prison by officers dealing with the disturbance Credit: Andrea Thomas/ITV Meridian (c)

A Prison Service spokesperson has just told ITV News Meridian that staff are back in control of Maidstone jail.

"An incident involving around 40 prisoners at HMP Maidstone has been successfully resolved with no injuries to staff or prisoners."

"An investigation is underway and the perpetrators will be dealt with appropriately by the prison."

The spokesperson says no immediate evidence of damage was reported.

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Trouble at Maidstone prison

About 40 prisoners were involved in a disturbance that lasted three hours at Maidstone prison in Kent on Saturday.