Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 13°C

Search

Hollesley: Five sentenced for wrecking prison during riot

PUBLISHED: 16:28 21 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:28 21 February 2013

Warren Hill at Hollesley Bay

Warren Hill at Hollesley Bay

Archant

FIVE young men have been sentenced to a total of six years’ detention after a prison mutiny wrecked two units at a young offenders’ institution in Hollesley.

Suffolk Police were alerted to the disturbance Warren Hill which started at around 7.30pm on November 2, 2010 after a riot broke out.

The mutiny happened when up to 50 prisoners refused to return to their cells after a dispute during evening lock up.

Additional prison officers were drafted in from around the country to assist with the outbreak, which finally ended at 5am the following day.

As a result of the prisoners actions a number of prison officers were injured, and two of the units in the YOI suffered thousands of pounds worth of damage.

Today five former inmates were given sentences at Ipswich Crown Court further detaining them in young offenders institutions.

James Walsh,19, formerly from Redcar was sentenced to two years. Daniel Davis,18, of Osborne Road, London, Korie Hassan, 20 of Thornton Heath, Surrey, Hussein Abukah, 20, of Tottenham, were each sentenced to 16 months detention. All had admitted prison mutiny.

Ricardo Bartholomew-Clarke, 17, of Feltham young offenders institute in Middlesex was sentenced to eight months detention after previously pleading guilty to violent disorder.

Detective Inspector Kevin Hayward from Suffolk Constabulary’s major investigation team said: “Considerable damage had taken place at two of the units, with water damage, graffiti and general criminal damage.

“Coupled with this there was considerable cost incurred with locks having to be changed throughout the two units.”

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Thousands of families and eager festival-goers braved the changeable weather this weekend to enjoy top bands, food and art at Jimmy’s Festival.

Trains running to and from London Liverpool Street are being delayed, cancelled and revised as a result of a signalling issue this evening.

This is the story of the Neptune Inn in Fore Street, but before we learn of its history there are two diversionary tales, writes John Norman.

Suffolk New College is launching its summer programme of sports sessions for youngsters this week.

Top international speakers and academics gathered at the University of Suffolk last week for the Children and Childhoods Conference.

A primary school in Ipswich has failed to improve its Ofsted rating despite converting to an academy, it has been revealed.

Dementia-friendly care homes, forward-thinking mental health services and a café for people with disabilities are among those through to the final of the 2017 Suffolk Care Awards.

Imagine a music festival featuring Queen, Oasis, and The Jam in the heart of Ipswich’s Christchurch Park.

Pupils at Farlingaye High School in Woodbridge saw in the holidays with a ‘festival-like’ acoustic evening.

Screen Suffolk bosses have said they are encouraged by the amount of interest shown in youngsters for a career in TV and film.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24