Serious HMP #LongLartin riot – no mention on BBC News channel?


longlartinAround four hours ago, the press started to report a ‘serious disturbance’ at Long Lartin prison in Worcestershire. The incident received a mention on the Hereford and Worcester section of the BBC News website, less than an hour ago as of the time of writing, but appears – at least from a scan of the last two hours of broadcast – not to have received a mention on the BBC News channel.

Last night’s News at Ten programme is not yet available on BBC iPlayer, in spite of a message saying it would be available ‘shortly after broadcast’, so it’s possible there was a mention – but a ‘disturbance’ involving eighty inmates that has forced prison guards to retreat from an entire wing of a high-security prison that houses terrorist prisoners, caused specialist ‘tornado teams’ to be brought in to try to quell it – and is apparently still…

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