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Police arrest two more teens over Watford fan attack

The fan was attacked near Molineux. Credit: PA

Police have arrested another two teenagers in relation to a street attack which left a football fan in a critical condition.

West Midlands Police said a man aged 18 was arrested on Monday and a 14-year-old boy detained on Tuesday by detectives investigating the assault on Watford fan Nic Cruwys.

Officers have previously arrested and bailed three other youths, aged between 13 and 18, as part of their inquiries into the offence in Wolverhampton on March 8.

Five arrests have now been made but our investigation is still very much ongoing and we are still appealing for information.

– Detective Inspector Toni Naylor

Police investigate suspected shooting

Police are investigating whether shots were fired during a city centre disturbance which left two teenagers in hospital.

Two teenagers were hurt in Lichfield Street at around 8.10pm. Credit: ITV News Central/ Bing Maps

One man was arrested following the disorder in the Lichfield Street area of Wolverhampton, which was briefly "locked down" by armed officers last night.


G4S: Incident at Oakwood Prison has been 'resolved'

An "incident" at Oakwood Prison near Wolverhampton has been "resolved successfully" according to a spokesman for G4S, the company that operates the facility.

This incident was resolved successfully at 2.10am.

Police and internal investigations will now take place. It would be inappropriate to comment further until these have been completed.

– g4s spokesman

Oakwood Prison was scene of rooftop protests last year

Oakwood Prison near Wolverhampton has been the scene of rooftop protests by prisoners last year and has been criticised by HM Inspectorate of Prisons.

The six prisoners protest on the roof of HMP Oakwood Credit: Express & Star

In October 2013 and again in 2014, prisoners climbed on the roof of the facility, which can hold 1,600 inmates.

A report by HM Inspectorate of Prisons found inexperienced staff, high levels of violence and self-harm, and clear evidence of drug and alcohol use.

Jerry Petherick, managing director for G4S Custodial and Detention Services, said at the time that the company had taken steps to drive improvements.

Oakwood opened in April 2012 and holds a mixture of category C and D prisoners.

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G4S: Incident 'contained' at Oakwood Prison

Security firm, G4S, has confirmed that there is an 'ongoing incident' on a wing at Oakwood Prison.

“The situation is contained and we are applying standard procedures to manage the incident.

“It would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage."

– G4S Spokesperson

No further information was available about what had triggered the problem.

It follows a number of rooftop protests last year.

In July 2013, HMP Oakwood, in Featherstone near Wolverhampton, was one of three prisons in England and Wales to be rated 'of serious concern' by the Ministry of Justice.

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