Prison cops in 5hr ‘Muslim riot’

A five-hour rampage by young Muslim prisoners armed with hammers and chisels was broken up by a riot squad yesterday. Dozens of inmates barricaded themselves into a workshop and grabbed tools including saws.

Riot police and 100 specially-trained prison officers – kitted out with body armour, shields and helmets – were called in.

It is believed the rampage at Aylesbury Young Offenders’ Institution started after inmates celebrated the Muslim festival of Eid which marks the end of Ramadan.

Sun, 9 December 2008

Update:  See the analysis of this story at Five Chinese Crackers.