Prisoner 'gouges own eyes out in protest at conditions'

An investigation has been launched after a prisoner reportedly gouged his own eyes out over high temperatures in his cell.

The prisoner, who has not been named, was taken to hospital following the incident at HMP Nottingham on Monday.

The incident reportedly occurred at HMP Nottingham in protest over high temperatures in the prison. Credit: Lewis Stickley/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Some reports have linked the incident to a protest about high temperatures inside the prison, but the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has denied these claims.

The MoJ confirmed the prisoner was taken to hospital following "an act of self harm," but refused to release details of the nature of the injuries he sustained.