Two prison officers attacked

Counter-terrorism officers have been brought in to investigate an attack on two prison officers at a maximum security jail.

Prison Officers Association confirm Full Sutton incident

The POA are aware of the attack on two prison officers at HMP Full Sutton.

Until the full facts of the incident are known, we do not wish to speculate or indeed compromise an ongoing police investigation.

We can confirm that officers sustained injuries and, had it not been for the professionalism of prison officers dealing with this violent incident, the outcome could have been worse.

– Steve Gillan, general secretary of the Prison Officers Association

Counter-terrorism officers probe prison officer attack

Counter-terrorism officers have been brought in to investigate an attack on two prison officers at a maximum security jail.

A male warder was left with a broken cheekbone after being held hostage by three male prisoners, two aged 25 and one aged 26, while a female prison officer received minor injuries as she attempted to help her colleague.

The North East Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) has been called in to lead the investigation into the incident at HMP Full Sutton in Yorkshire.

A statement from the unit said: "Inquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident. Given the potential nature of the incident and the range of skills and expertise within the North East CTU, the unit is leading the investigation at this time."

Both prison officers have received treatment for their injuries and have since been discharged.

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Police probe incident at HMP Full Sutton in Yorkshire

Police are investigating an incident involving three prisoners at HMP Full Sutton in Yorkshire.

HMP Full Sutton in Yorkshire. Credit: Press Association

A Ministry of Justice spokesman said: "An incident involving three prisoners took place at HMP Full Sutton on 26 May from 4.25pm and was successfully resolved at 8.40pm after staff intervened.

"A police investigation is ongoing."