BREAKING: Police and ambulance crews called to '˜riot' at Bedford Prison
Police and ambulance crews have been called to assist guards tackling a riot at Bedford Prison tonight.
Hundreds of prisoners are believed to be involved in the disturbance at the category B men’ s prison in Bromham Road.
It’s believed some inmates armed with knives and blades and ransacked a guard’s office. They also set small fires and it’s reported stole medical supplies.
Some prisoners have taken videos of the scenes from their mobile phones.
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Some reports say as many as 300 prisoners are involved with residents sharing photos of emergency vehicles outside the building.
One shocked woman wrote on Facebook: “It’s kicking off big time in Bedford prison.”
Another said he saw 13 police cars.
Fire services are also on standby outside the prison.
A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: “We are at the scene on standby at this stage. It’s an on-going incident. We are not in the prison.”