Smoke billows from Ford open prison
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Police called to Ford prison riot

Specialist police and fire services are at Ford open prison near Arundel, West Sussex, after a riot broke out, the Prison Service has confirmed.

In a statement, the Ministry of Justice said that around 40 prisoners began smashing windows and setting fires in some buildings.

A spokesman said that Prison Service staff were forced to retreat.

  • 01 Jan 2011