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Centre detainees in hunger strike

More than 100 people in an immigration centre are on hunger strike.

Officials at the UK Border Agency (UKBA) confirmed they are "monitoring" the situation at Campsfield House immigration removal centre in Kidlington, Oxfordshire, after detainees refused their evening meal.

Jonathan Sedgwick, UKBA deputy chief executive, said: "We can confirm 108 detainees have refused prepared meals from staff on Monday evening. However, they still have access to food from the on-site shop and vending machines.

"Staff are monitoring the situation closely and listening to the detainees' concerns. All detainees have access to legal representation and 24-hour medical care."

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