Peterhead prison ‘incident’ ended

HMP Grampian in Peterhead.

HMP Grampian in Peterhead.

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A 12-hour incident at a North East prison has been brought to an end by police and prison staff.

The disturbance which involved more than 40 inmates broke out just before 9pm on Tuesday night.

A police car outside Peterhead's HMP Grampian.

A police car outside Peterhead's HMP Grampian.

Multiple emergency vehicles, including an ambulance, were on the scene on Wednesday morning.

A Scottish Prison Service statement said: “The incident at HMP Grampian which had been ongoing since yesterday evening has now been concluded following staff intervention.”

The new super prison opened in March and is the first in the country to house male, female and young offenders.

This latest incident follows a two-hour stand off between prisoners and guards on April 29.

Last week the Buchanie reported that the SPS had dismissed reports of stand offs.

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