Asian inmates run riot during Eid at Aylesbury centre
The Telegraph is the first news site to mention the "Asian" element and the Eid celebrations. Which narrows the description "asian" down a bit.
Dozens of Asian inmates destroyed workshops at a young offender institution after running riot during Eid celebrations.
Up to 80 detainees at Aylesbury YOI, including a large group of Asians, armed themselves with hammers, knives, saws and other tools as they kept prison officers at bay for six hours during the major disturbance.
More than 100 specially trained prison staff in riot gear eventually stormed the workshops at 5pm to end what the prison service described as "concerted indiscipline" but not before "significant damage" had been caused.
The ringleaders were last night expected to be split up and sent to other centres.
The unrest began around 11.15am at the Buckinghamshire centre, which holds up to 435 young men, including some of the worst, most violent young offenders.
The incident, described by the Prison Service as "concerted indiscipline," was believed to have broken out during protests as Asian inmates celebrating the festival of Eid.
An inspectors report in 2005 revealed the majority of inmates are serving long sentences and there is a large ethnic minority population.
The disturbance was contained to the centre's two workshops, which inmates are believed to have trashed during the incident, although there was little structural damages according to Ministry of Justice sources.
Tom Robson, executive officer of the Prison Officers' Association, said at one point staff were having to "fight" with the inmates to restore order.He said it was a "serious incident" and officers from other prisons had been called in to help.
Posted on 12/08/2008 3:36 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax