Trouble flares at Birmingham Prison

HMP Birmingham

Trouble broke out at HMP Birmingham after inmates refused to return to their cells.

The disorder was confined to one wing and involved a “small number of prisoners”, according to the Prison Service.

It began just after 17:00 BST on Sunday and was resolved at 23:45. No staff or prisoners were injured.

The Prison Service said the incident did not pose a threat to the public.

HMP Birmingham, operated by G4S, was the scene of 12 hours of disorder in December 2016, which required riot teams to be deployed.

A G4S spokesman said trouble flared “after a group of prisoners refused to return to their cells” at the end of evening association.

He said: “Staff have successfully resolved disorder on one wing at HM Prison Birmingham.

“No staff or prisoners were injured during the incident and the rest of the establishment was unaffected.”

One inmate, believed to be in his 20s, was taken to hospital for an unrelated medical matter.

HMP Birmingham is a Category B and C prison in the Winson Green area of the city. G4S took over running the jail from the Prison Service in 2011.

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