Authorities regain control of Birmingham prison

Prisoners have been smashing up parts of HMP Birmingham after overpowering guards, according to sources.

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Statement to be made in Commons after prison riot

The Justice Secretary, Liz Truss, will make a statement in the House of Commons tomorrow following a major disturbance at Birmingham's Winson Green prison.

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Hundreds of inmates were involved in the 12-hour riot on Friday.

240 prisoners have since been moved out of the site.

Riot squads were deployed to the scene and order was restored on Friday evening.

An investigation into what happened continues.

Control regained at Birmingham prison after more than 12 hours of lock down

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Authorities have regained control of Birmingham prison after a major disturbance involving hundreds of inmates.

Specialist riot squads were deployed to HMP Birmingham to tackle the disorder which lasted more than 12 hours on Friday.

Trouble spread across four wings of the privately-run facility, with reports of prisoners setting fire to stairwells, breaking a security chain and destroying paper records.

READ MORE: Birmingham prison disturbance: what we know so far

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