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Oakwood Prison Experiencing 'Serious Disturbance' Says G4S

05/01/2014 21:12 GMT | Updated 23/01/2014 15:52 GMT
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Prisoners are driven to the new prison HMP Oakwood, north of Wolverhampton today.

Security firm G4S is tackling an incident at Oakwood Prison.

It is an "ongoing incident" which has now been "contained", a spokesman said.

No further information was available about what had triggered the problem at HMP Oakwood, in Featherstone near Wolverhampton, which was the scene of a number of rooftop protests last year.

The G4S spokesman said: "We can confirm that there is an ongoing incident taking place on a wing at Oakwood prison.

"The situation is contained and we are applying standard procedures to manage the incident."

A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said the force was aware of the incident at the privately-run jail and was offering support and assistance to G4S.

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