Riot at Swaleside prison

A disturbance involving 60 prisoners at HMP Swaleside on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent has been 'resolved'. Specialist squads of riot-trained guards helped quell the unrest which lasted roughly six hours from 7pm.

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Guards reclaim prison after night of rioting

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A prison in Kent - where inmates took control of a wing - has been reclaimed by officers.

Around sixty inmates at Swaleside on the Isle of Sheppey lit fires and began rioting in the category B jail, yesterday evening.

Specially trained guards were drafted in.

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