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Prison violence scheme comes to Norwich

Norwich Prison Credit: ITV Anglia

A scheme to tackle violence in jails is to be rolled out nationwide after a trial at a number of prisons including Norwich.

The digital reporting tool uses data about an inmate to rate how likely they are to be involved in violence.

The score is used by governors and officers to decide what wing they are placed in and which programmes they should take part in.

Norwich has been one of 16 trial prisons for the scheme.

Sex offender who escaped Peterborough prison is found

Gintautas Urbonas has been re-arrested after escaping from Peterborough prison Credit: Cambridgeshire Police.

A convicted sex offender who escaped from Peterborough prison has been found.

Gintautas Urbonas, 51, was serving a 12-year sentence for rape, battery and sexual assault.

He was arrested in Peterborough just after midnight on Monday (January 29).

Five people - two men and three women - have been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.


CCTV released as police investigate package smuggled into Bedford prison

Do you recognise these men? Credit: Bedfordshire Police.

CCTV images have been released as part of an investigation into an attempt to smuggle a package into Bedford prison.

Police want to speak to these two people after a prison officer spotted a black package moving up the outside wall of HMP Bedford.

They found it was attached to a line coming from one of the prison cells.

"Smuggling prohibited items into prisons can cause significant issues for prison staff and we will always work closely with the prison service to investigate these kind of offences.

“We are keen to speak with the men in the photographs as we believe they may have key information could help with our investigation. If you recognise any of the men, please get in touch.”

– Sgt Jennifer Flinn, Bedfordshire Police

Police hunting man wanted for recall to jail

Alexander Hewitt, 60, is wanted on recall to prison for breaching the terms of his license. Credit: Norfolk Police

Police in Norfolk are trying to track down a man who is wanted in King’s Lynn.

Alexander Hewitt, 60, is wanted on recall to prison for breaching the terms of his license.

Hewitt, who is described as white, of slim build, about 5ft 7, with receding hair. Hewitt is also thought to have links in the Boston and Leicester areas.

Inmate attacked three people in three days - at two different prisons

HMP Wayland in Norfolk. Credit: Press Association.

A prisoner who was moved from HMP Wayland in Norfolk after attacking a fellow inmate and a guard went on to assault another prison officer.

The original incident happened at about 1.30pm on Friday, July 21, at the jail at Watton, near Thetford.

Police confirmed an inmate and a prison officer were attacked with "a bladed weapon" and both suffered cuts which required hospital treatment.

But after the assailant was moved to HMP Lincoln, he was involved in another assault against a guard which caused minor injuries.

Norfolk Police said it was investigating.

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