Officers trained in quelling outbreaks of disorder in prisons were drafted in to a Suffolk jail after three inmates are said to have barricaded themselves in a cell.

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The incident occurred at Highpoint prison, near Newmarket.

The inmates after reported to have been drinking a fermented liquid.

A spokeswoman for HMP Highpoint said: “An incident of indiscipline involving three prisoners took place on the night of Sunday, November 17.

“’Extra resources were deployed and the incident was successfully resolved later that evening.

“Two prisoners attended outside hospital for examination and treatment.

“We take these types of incident very seriously and perpetrators are dealt with severely.”

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