LONDON (Reuters) - Prisoners took over parts of Bedford prison in central England on Sunday night in what the prison workers' body described as a serious incident, with extra prison officers from across the country and local police drafted in to help regain control.
Fire and ambulance workers were also at the scene.
"There's been a serious incident which has resulted in two wings being taken over by prisoners," a spokesman from the POA union, which represents prison officers, told Reuters.
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"Prison officers from all over the country are being bussed into Bedford now. They will take over the situation and deal with it as a riot and bring the establishment back under control," he said.
The local ambulance service said units remained on standby, with no casualties reported.
(Reporting by William James; Editing by Louise Ireland)