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Prison under control after riots

Prison officers have Moorland Prison under control following three nights of rioting, sources said.

There was no further trouble reported on Friday night at the jail in South Yorkshire, at which riots caused extensive damage and left one inmate in hospital.

Inmates remain confined to their cells after the Prison Service sent in extra staff to ensure stability.

More than 250 prisoners were moved to other jails after the disturbances at both the young offenders institution and an adult unit on the site near Doncaster.

A review has begun to determine what started the trouble.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "Thankfully there has been no more trouble at all at the prison.

"The troublemakers have been dealt with very effectively and have all been moved elsewhere around the country.

"It was completely quiet last night."

The riot began when up to 100 adult prisoners started throwing objects and causing damage on the wing.

Officers in riot gear, known as Tornado response teams, were called in and all prisoners surrendered, the Prison Service said.


From Belfast Telegraph