Prisoners injured in recreation area brawl

POLICE officers have confirmed they are investigating a disturbance involving around 30 inmates at a Suffolk prison.

The prisoners refused to leave a recreation area at Warren Hill prison at Hollesley, near Woodbridge, last Thursday.

The incident saw some prisoners assaulting fellow inmates and damage caused to the prison building.

Six prisoners were treated at the health centre on site and another was transferred to hospital for treatment to a minor injury.

Suffolk police yesterday confirmed they were looking into the matter.

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The disturbance broke out last Thursday at around 7.35pm at the prison, which holds young offenders.

A spokeswoman for the force said they were investigating the reports of assault and criminal damage.

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She said they had a number of named suspects and victims as well as witnesses who were being interviewed to determine what happened.

A Prison Service spokesman said the incident will be investigated and disciplinary action will be taken if necessary.

He said: “At approximately 7.35pm on Thursday 15 July an incident of concerted discipline took place at HMYOI Warren Hill.

“The incident concluded at 12.30am on Friday 16 July.

“The incident was quickly resolved by staff.

“There were no injuries to staff and six prisoners were treated in the prison healthcare centre; one was transferred to an outside hospital for treatment to a minor injury. Some damage has been sustained to the accommodation.

“This incident will be subject to an investigation and the appropriate disciplinary action will be taken.”

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