'Robocop' riot squad regains control of prison after inmates 'seize two wings' - Mirror.co.uk

A Tornado riot team has regained control at HMP The Mount after prisoners were said to have seized two wings. The large-scale disturbance came just two days following claims that trouble was "brewing" amid staff shortages and a lockdown at the category ...

HMP The Mount disturbance: Riot staff sent to tackle violence - BBC News

Riot-trained prison staff have been sent to a jail amid reports of violence on two wings. Sources earlier told BBC home affairs correspondent Danny Shaw one wing of HMP The Mount in Hertfordshire and half of another wing had been "lost". The Ministry ...

Repair bill for 'minor structural damage' after HMP Erlestoke disorder passes £1m - The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald

AN outbreak of violent disorder that left two wings of HMP Erlestoke closed for a year cost the taxpayer more than £1m. The incident, which took place in June last year, resulted in 130 prisoners being shipped out from the Wiltshire prison. At the time ...

Tornado Squads called in to crush The Mount prison riot as officials battle with up to 227 inmates in Hertfordshire - The Sun

TORNADO Team riot officers have been sent into The Mount prison to deal with a 'serious disturbance'. The Ministry of Justice confirmed violence broke out at the Category C men's prison in Hertfordshire at around 2pm this afternoon. Specialist officers ...

Riot police sent in to Hertfordshire prison The Mount after guards 'lose control' of inmates - Evening Standard

Riot police have reportedly been dispatched to a jail in Hertfordshire after prison officers were said to have lost control of two wings. Violence broke out at The Mount prison at around 2pm on Monday – a jail housing category C male inmates. But the ...

Herts 'riot' prison HMP The Mount highlighted as having 'performance concern' in review days ago - Hertfordshire Mercury

Hertfordshire prison HMP The Mount, where a "riot" is reported to have broken out this afternoon (July 31), was identified as having "concerns" by a national review just last week. The prison in Bovingdon was given the second lowest rating by the ...

HMP The Mount '47 staff short' as inmates weren't allowed out of cell for even showers before riot - Hertfordshire Mercury

HMP The Mount was a 'bomb waiting to go off' according to a former prisoner who warned of an inevitable riot just two days ago. Anthropologist Alex Cavendish, who served a four-year prison term, predicted the prison riots underway now were only a ...

Riot police tackling UK prison "disturbance" - Xinhua

LONDON, July 31 (Xinhua) -- Riot-trained prison staff were sent to a British prison on Monday for a serious "disturbance" in one of the cells. BBC quoted sources as saying that inmates took over one wing of the Mount Prison, located in Hertfordshire ...

Paramedics and ambulances on the scene of 'riot' at HMP The Mount in Hertfordshire - Hertfordshire Mercury

Paramedics and ambulances from the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) were called to the scene of a incident at HMP The Mount in Bovingdon. Emergency services were called to HMP The Mount in West Hertfordshire this afternoon after an ...