UK: Prisoners moved to Barlinnie after North-eastern prison riot

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Inmates from the Ellon hall, at HMP Grampian are moving to Barlinnie on the outskirts of Glasgow. According to the Evening Express, the damage caused during the 13-hour stand-off with police and prison workers at HMP Grampian was so extensive inmates cannot return until repairs are carried out.

The disturbance broke out on at about 20:50 on Tuesday (13 May, 2014), at Ellon hall, which houses remand and short-term prisoners. There were 388 prisoners in the complex at the time.

Police, fire engines and ambulances were called to the riot. Specially , trained staff wearing body armour entered the accommodation block at 10:30. A considerable amount of damage was believed to have caused to the prison.

The Scottish Prison Service confirmed that 41 prisoners were being questioned in relation to the incident.

Last month, prison officers wearing protective body armour were needed to break up trouble at the prison.

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