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Swaleside prison officer stabbed as riot breaks out at Isle of Sheppey prison

A serious riot is believed to have broken out at Swaleside prison on Sheppey.

Early reports suggest a prison officer has been stabbed and the air ambulance has landed.

The Home Office has dispatched its specialist Tornado unit to the jail, a group of officers specially trained to quell prison riots.

Swaleside Prison in Eastchurch
Swaleside Prison in Eastchurch

More to follow.

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