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60 inmates take over part of jail in Kent

A number of fires are said to have been lit.

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AROUND 60 PRISONERS have taken control of an area in Swaleside prison in Kent, England.

The Prison Officers Association (POA) told BBC News there was an “ongoing disturbance” which is contained to a landing in one of the jail’s wings.

POA chairman Mike Rolfe said: “Some fires have been lit, apparently, and basically we know that it’s an ongoing incident.”

A Prison Service spokesperson said: “The Prison Service is dealing with an incident involving 60 prisoners at HMP Swaleside.

“The incident is contained to one landing on A Wing. The rest of the prison is secure with all prisoners in locked in cells.”

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