Prisoners 'seize control' of part of wing at jail

Prisoners at a jail struggling with staff shortages have reportedly taken over part of a wing.

A riot squad has reportedly been called for the second time in as many days at HMP The Mount in Hertfordshire.

It is understood prisoners armed with weapons have seized control of part of Nash wing. It houses 250 inmates including many who are serving short sentences or have only three months left to serve.

On Monday, multiple prisoners were involved in a lengthy disturbance across two wings at the jail.

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