Long Lartin: Prison staff 'attacked with pool balls'

Staff at the prison have reportedly been attacked

Staff at the prison have reportedly been attacked

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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