G4S prison staff injured in altercation with inmate

Four staff have been injured in an altercation with an inmate at the G4S-run Birmingham Prison, the firm said.

Two staff suffered serious cuts and all four were taken to hospital for treatment, G4S said.

"Four members of the prison's healthcare unit were wounded in an altercation with a prisoner on remand, with two staff receiving serious lacerations," said a G4S spokesman.