African warlord reportedly held in County Durham jail

Charles Taylor

An African warlord sentenced to fifty years in prison after a trial in the Hague is reportedly serving his sentence in County Durham.

The former Liberian president Charles Taylor was charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity at a trial in 2007.

His wife claims he is being held at HMP Frankland, the maximum security prison on the outskirts of Durham City.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Justice said it could not confirm the locations of any individual prisoners.