Dozens of inmates cause disturbance at 'crisis' prison

Dozens of inmates have been involved in a major disturbance at a crisis-hit prison after 120 prisoners refused to return to their cells.

Firefighters and police were called in to help quell a "serious incident" that lasted for around eight hours at HMP Ranby in Nottinghamshire, two days after a report condemned the prison as in "crisis".

The Prison Officers' Association said 60 prisoners were "actively involved" in the disturbance, which caused minor fire damage but no injuries to staff or inmates.

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Ongoing disturbance at HMP Ranby in Nottinghamshire

An ongoing disturbance is taking place at HMP Ranby in Nottinghamshire after 120 inmates refused to return to their cells.

The Prison Officers' Association confirmed the "serious incident" began at 12.30pm with minor damage caused but no injuries to staff or prisoners.

The disturbance has occurred two days after a report described HMP Ranby as unsafe with high levels of violence. Credit: John Walton/PA Wire

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