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Prison staff and police working to find ringleaders

Staff at HMP Ranby are working with Nottinghamshire Police to identify the ringleaders who led an eight-hour disturbance at the prison.

The disturbance began at around midday and was not resolved until 8.10pm.

A number of inmates were driven away from the prison near Retford in several vehicles and were heard shouting and banging inside.

Ministry of Justice: HMP Ranby disturbance has ended

A disturbance involving prisoners at HMP Ranby has ended according to the Ministry of Justice.

A disturbance at HMP Ranby has ended, the Ministry of Justice said. Credit: Dave Higgens/PA Wire

The department said in a statement: "The disturbance at HMP Ranby has ended safely. No staff or prisoners injured. Visits tomorrow will take place as normal."

Shouting and banging heard as vans leave HMP Ranby

Shouting and banging could be heard as a security vans left HMP Ranby where a disturbance involving prisoners is ongoing.

A police van outside HMP Ranby where a disturbance is taking place. Credit: Dave Higgens/PA Wire

A number of vehicles from the GEOAmey prisoner escort and custody company were seen entering the facility.

When they left a short time later banging could be heard on the sides of the vehicles and shouting from inside was heard.

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