Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 4°C

min temp: -2°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Hollesley: Five sentenced for wrecking prison during riot

16:28 21 February 2013

Warren Hill at Hollesley Bay

Warren Hill at Hollesley Bay

Archant

FIVE young men have been sentenced to a total of six years’ detention after a prison mutiny wrecked two units at a young offenders’ institution in Hollesley.

Suffolk Police were alerted to the disturbance Warren Hill which started at around 7.30pm on November 2, 2010 after a riot broke out.

The mutiny happened when up to 50 prisoners refused to return to their cells after a dispute during evening lock up.

Additional prison officers were drafted in from around the country to assist with the outbreak, which finally ended at 5am the following day.

As a result of the prisoners actions a number of prison officers were injured, and two of the units in the YOI suffered thousands of pounds worth of damage.

Today five former inmates were given sentences at Ipswich Crown Court further detaining them in young offenders institutions.

James Walsh,19, formerly from Redcar was sentenced to two years. Daniel Davis,18, of Osborne Road, London, Korie Hassan, 20 of Thornton Heath, Surrey, Hussein Abukah, 20, of Tottenham, were each sentenced to 16 months detention. All had admitted prison mutiny.

Ricardo Bartholomew-Clarke, 17, of Feltham young offenders institute in Middlesex was sentenced to eight months detention after previously pleading guilty to violent disorder.

Detective Inspector Kevin Hayward from Suffolk Constabulary’s major investigation team said: “Considerable damage had taken place at two of the units, with water damage, graffiti and general criminal damage.

“Coupled with this there was considerable cost incurred with locks having to be changed throughout the two units.”

0 comments

Police have sealed off Stone Street in Crowfield after concerns for the welfare of a man at a property in the village.

People in the Suffolk village caught up in a police stand-off have described an “eerie” atmosphere as officers attempt to engage with a man thought to be armed with a weapon.

Traffic on the A12 at Farnham - part of the road north is to be renamed the A47.

One of Suffolk’s three most important roads is set to get shorter.

The Oaks Community Primary School in Ipswich.

An apparent child abduction attempt in Ipswich has prompted a primary school to renew its ‘stranger danger’ advice to pupils today.

Shelton Alexander, 23, of Nelson Road, Tower Hamlets, has been jailed for more than three years

A drug dealer who was arrested in Clacton twice in less than three weeks has been jailed for more than three years.

Prime Minister Theresa May after speaking at Lancaster House in London where she outlined her plans for Brexit. Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire

Britain is willing walk away from the European Union without out a deal, Theresa May warned today in a speech setting out her plans for extricating Britain from Brussels.

Christine Woods, headteacher at Ormiston Endeavour Academy in Ipswich.

The former Thurleston High School has been removed from special measures and achieved its highest Ofsted rating for more than 15 years.

Corrie McKeague

Two potential witnesses remain unidentified out of the five new CCTV images released last week.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24