There was serious disturbance at Long Lartin Prison this evening, as prisoners took over a wing and pelted staff with pool balls.
They damaged part of the building and one officer had to go to hospital after indirectly sustaining an injury in the incident.
A specialist unit of prison officers, known as a Tornado Team, have been sent to the Category A prison in an attempt to restore order.
A Ministry of Justice spokeswoman said: Specialist staff have been deployed to manage an ongoing incident at HMP Long Lartin.
We are absolutely clear that prisoners who behave in this way will be punished and face extra time behind bars.
Ten inmates forced staff to retreat from a wing of the prison in Worcestershire.
At moment we do not know all the facts but we fully support all our members at Long Lartin who are clearly facing a difficult evening with a disturbance. Perhaps Mr Buckland should focus on resolving Prison crisis rather than running POA into court. Steve Gillan Gen Sec
— POA (@POAUnion) September 24, 2019
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