ELITE riot officers were called to a Suffolk jail to help quash a disturbance involving around 60 inmates.Prison Service Tornado teams were sent in to Warren Hill at Hollesley near Woodridge around 5.45am this morning.
The disturbance broke out around 7.30pm last night when around 60 inmates – aged 15-18 – refused to return to their cells.The situation is now understood to be under control.Three of the youngsters are being treated for minor injuries and no staff were hurt.A Prison Service spokeswoman said: “At 7.30pm last night, around 60 juveniles at Warren Hill juvenile prison refused to return to their cells.“Prison Service Tornado teams entered the wing at 5.45am and the situation is now under control.
“The juveniles offered no resistance and will now be relocated elsewhere in the prison estate.“No staff were injured in the incident. Three juveniles are being treated for minor injuries.“An assessment of the damage done to the wings will be carried out later today.”Suffolk police confirmed they also attended the incident.
Officers attended a disturbance by 30 inmates at the jail in July and previously dealt with a roof-top protest by two inmates in January 2009 and a small protest in May 2008.Warren Hill, on the Hollesley Bay site, is a young offenders’ institution.It was opened in 1982 to accommodate Category C young offenders in a closed environment.It has capacity for 222 inmates.