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Bedford prison inmates to be transferred after riot

Police and specialist guards were called in to deal with the prison riot. Credit: ITV News

Batches of inmates will be transferred from Bedford jail "throughout the day" following Sunday's riot, a prison official has said.

The first prisoners were taken away late on Sunday night after the disturbance was resolved, she added.

The Prison Service is investigating the cause of the riot which took police and specialist guards six hours to get under control.

Up to 200 inmates were thought to have been involved in the incident at the Category B facility, which was "successfully resolved" at around 11.30pm.

Private contractor trucks waited outside the compound early on Monday morning, flanked by police vehicles, including a dog unit.

Several police vans marked as carrying chemicals including "irritants", "flammable liquid" and "compressed gas" also lined up outside the jail walls.



Coach driver released on bail after fatal M1 crash

A coach driver arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a fatal crash on the M1 has been released on bail.

Emergency services at the scene of the fatal collision. Credit: ITV Anglia

Three men travelling in an Audi A3 died when their car was was involved in a collision with a coach on the hard shoulder of the motorway early on Saturday morning.

The victims of the crash included the driver, a man in his 50s from London, and two men in their 20s who were returning to their Buckinghamshire homes following a night out in London.

A fourth passenger, also in his 20s, remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital following surgery.

Coach driver arrested after M1 crash kills three

The driver of a coach involved in a fatal collision with a car on the M1 has been arrested, police say.

The crash occurred on the northbound carriageway of the M1 in Bedfordshire, killing three men in the stationary car.

A fourth man who was in the car remains in hospital with serious injuries, while none on board the coach were said to be hurt.

The coach driver is currently being interviewed in Luton, with Bedfordshire Police appealing for witnesses.

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