"Ongoing incident" at high-security Long Lartin prison near Evesham

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The incident was resolved in the early hours without injury to staff or inmates, the Prison Service said.

Long Lartin is a Category A prison, meaning it houses criminals who are seen as highly unsafe to the public.

In July, a prison riot at HMP The Mount in Hertfordshire saw inmates take over two wings of the complex.

'We are absolutely clear that offenders who behave in this way will be punished and face spending extra time behind bars'.

Specialised "tornado teams" of riot-trained prison officers had been sent in to quell the uprising. The category means the prison hosts the most risky types of criminal, such as those convicted of murder, rape or terrorism offences.

Long Lartin is a category A men's prison, which means it hosts the most unsafe types of criminal such as those convicted of murder, rape or terrorism offences.

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