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Ford open prison rioters 'must be punished'

There must be no repeat of the violence which broke out at an open prison in West Sussex over the New Year holiday, the prisons minister has said.

Crispin Blunt said those involved in causing the riot at HMP Ford, near Arundel, "must be brought to justice".

He spent two hours at the site and said he expected a police investigation as well as a Prison Service inquiry.

A number of buildings were burned to the ground during the incident, which is thought to have involved alcohol.

Jannat Jalil reports.

  • 02 Jan 2011
  • From the section UK