Rioting HMP Birmingham prisoners chanted 'we want burn' and demanded tobacco during seven-hour unrest



A seven-hour disturbance at HMP Birmingham has been brought under control after prisoners reportedly took over one wing - chanting 'we want burn'.
Elite anti-riot officers were deployed to the Winson Green jail on Sunday evening.
An unknown number of prisoners refused to return to their cells at the end of the evening at HMP Birmingham, a category B and C jail.
G4S, which runs the jail, said the incident was "brought to a safe conclusion" at around 11.45pm.
On Twitter, a West Midlands based criminology lecturer claimed the prison's Wing A was "severely damaged" as... read more

 
4 September 2017 in Regional West, Views: 63
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