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Birmingham prison riots: Prisoner denies mutiny

The first prisoner to be charged following rioting at HMP Birmingham has appeared before city magistrates.

Ross Queen, 30, of Overbury Road, Northfield, is accused of two charges of prison mutiny on December 16 and one of taking a photo while in prison.

His solicitor said he would be pleading not guilty to all the charges.

Police ended a standoff with rioting inmates after 12 hours Credit: PA

The rioting involved up to 200 inmates and was finally ended after specialist Tornado squads were drafted in to restore order in a 12-hour standoff.

Dressed in a grey t-shirt, Queen spoke only to confirm his personal details.

He was remanded in custody until his next appearance at Birmingham Crown Court on February 3.

Many pictures allegedly taken during the disturbances ended up on social media.

They included an alleged selfie of Mr Queen and and a fellow inmate, wearing what appeared to be prison officer riot helmets.