Long Lartin: Prison staff 'attacked with pool balls'

Prisoners hurl pool balls at staff during riot

A general view of HMP Long Lartin

Convicts at HMP Long Lartin in Worcestershire have overthrown E-wing at the category A jail, overpowering staff and launching pool balls at them.

The disorder at the Category A prison HMP Long Lartin was reportedly brought back under control in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Offences include murder, rape and wounding with intent.

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Specialised "tornado teams" of riot-trained prison officers had been sent in to quell the uprising. Police, paramedics and firefighters were also called in.

He claimed that changes to Long Lartin's management structure were a "key part" of what led to the disturbance.

A Prison Service spokesperson told the BBC there were no injuries to staff or prisoners.

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The Ministry of Justice said: 'We are now managing an ongoing incident at HMP Long Lartin.

Today's chaos comes after a series of other prison riots in the UK.

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