20:08 GMT05 August 2020
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    At least three inmates were injured as a result of a riot involving up to 600 people in the UK’s HMP Birmingham prison in the western part of the country, local media reported on Friday.

    LONDON (Sputnik) — According to the Sky News outlet, inmates took over several wings of the prison, including a gym and security equipment store after threatening the officer with a used syringe and taking his keys.

    Some prisoners reportedly claimed that the unrest started because they were unable to go to the gym and watch television, while the others complained about prison food and lack of hot water in the showers, the media outlet said.

    Extra police officers and dog units were deployed at the scene, according to the media outlet.

    On November 6, the unrest involving up to 200 inmates occurred at the prison in the eastern city of Bedford.

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