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Prison officer injured after disturbance at Stocken Prison near Stretton in Rutland




A prison officer has been injured after a seven hour riot at HMP Stocken.

It started at about 5pm on Saturday (January 18) in one wing at the prison in Stretton, Rutland, with specially trained prison officers deployed and the disturbance was resolved at about midnight.

Read more: Stocken Prison is found to be 'safe and well' by the jail's independent monitoring board in their annual report for 2019.

Stocken Prison
Stocken Prison

A spokesman for the prison service, said: " Our highly-skilled staff successfully resolved an incident on one wing at HMP Stocken.

"One officer was taken to hospital with a minor injury, and those responsible will be referred to the police.

“We are investing £2.75 billion to improve prisons and increase security, and giving staff body-worn cameras, police-style restraints and PAVA pepper spray to allow them to do their jobs more safely.”

The injured prison officer was taken to hospital but returned home shortly after.

The perpetrators have been placed on report pending adjudication hearings as well as investigation by the police.

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A similar incident took place at the prison in 2015.


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