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Fire in cells at North East jail.

Byline: Hannah Flint Reporter

PRISONERS at a North East jail had to be evacuated from their cells after a fire broke out.

Seven inmates at HMP Northumberland in Acklington had to be taken to the exercise yard after the incident last week. Extra officers are believed to have been deployed during the incident, but no prisoners or staff were injured.

It is the latest in a series of incidents at the jail which has raised concerns among staff as well as Lib Dem Berwick MP Sir Alan Beith.

In March, there was an


HMP Northumberland |at Acklington

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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Dec 5, 2014
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