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Caged Fighters: Two hurt as lags riot at hi-tech ?100m jail

Posted by Admin on October 6, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Emergency services staging point next to Lowmoss prison bishopbriggs.
SCRAMBLED ... cops at prison

RIOTING cons went on the rampage yesterday as they clashed with warders at a hi-tech £100million jail.

Up to 15 inmates went berserk and smashed a pool table — before four lags barricaded themselves inside a cell.

Two jail workers were hurt in the bust-up at Low Moss nick in Bishopbriggs, near Glasgow. Last night a source said: “There was a stand-off between some of the cons and the screws for a few hours.

“This was all happening over dinner time and no one was getting fed — it could have easily escalated.”

Emergency crews, including police riot vans, raced to the prison after reports lags went berserk following a row with staff. Two people were later released from hospital after treatment for minor injuries.

And the four prisoners were finally removed from their cell SEVEN HOURS after the rammy started.

Low Moss re-opened last year after a upgrade which included floodlit footie pitches and relaxing zen gardens.

Up to £10,000 was spent on gym gear for pampered cons and en-suite “wet rooms”.

The 700-cell jail boasts top facilities created to help offenders re-integrate back into communities. A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “We were made aware of a disturbance at Low Moss.”

It emerged last month that prisoners had carried out 165 assaults during the jail’s first year. That included 15 serious attacks on fellow inmates and 10 assaults on prison staff.

A Scottish Prison Service spokesman said it is probing yesterday’s incident.

Categories: Prisons

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