Disturbance at Rye Hill confirmed by Prison Service

The Prison Service says there has also been a disturbance at Rye Hill Prison, near Rugby in Warwickshire, but it was unrelated to the Maidstone Prison incident.

"There was a passive demonstration at HMP Rye Hill where around 60 offenders refused to return to their cells," she said.

"This was peacefully resolved within a few hours."

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Kent prison disorder resolved

The Prison Service says an incident at Maidstone Prison, involving 40 inmates, has now been resolved without injury. National resources were deployed to deal with the incident. A second incident at Rye Hill prison in Warwickshire was also resolved.