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Video: HMP Birmingham - Riot squad deployed to quell prison trouble


A disturbance by prisoners at HMP Birmingham has spread to two further wings taking the total to four, sources said.

A specialist riot squad known as the "Tornado Team" has been deployed to quell the trouble which started at the prison - formerly known as Winson Green - in the city centre at around 9am.

All prison officers have also been accounted for at the jail - which is privately run by G4S - with reports of a "badly injured" prisoner and inmates burning and destroying their files.

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