On the evening of 11th/ 12th October there was a disturbance involving about 80 prisoners in Long Lartin prison in Worcestershire. Long Lartin prison is a Category A men’s prison where about two-thirds of inmates are serving life terms. The prison is located near the village of South Littleton in the Mid Worcestershire constituency for which Nigel Huddleston is the Member of Parliament.


Mr Huddleston was informed of the disturbance by the Minister for Prisons, Sam Gyimah, late in the evening of October 11th and was kept informed of developments throughout the night.


When some inmates became violent, apparently throwing pool balls, prison officers retreated and specialist ‘Tornado team’ officers were called in. The disturbance was successfully subdued by the morning of 12th October. Apparently, no officers or prisoners were injured in the incident.


Nigel Huddleston said: “I am relieved that no one appears to have been injured during this incident. I praise the officers and staff for dealing with the disturbance so quickly. I have spoken to the Minister for Prisons this morning and have been reassured that the cause of the incident will be properly investigated and any appropriate action will be taken.”