Peterhead Prison siege: Hostage tells how SAS stormed jail


A former prison officer has told how the SAS stormed Peterhead Prison after a siege by inmates 25 years ago.

Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher ordered the SAS in after a five day stand-off.

Two prison officers had been taken hostage by three prisoners at what was then the country's top security jail. Both officers were freed.

Jackie Stuart, who is now 81, was one of the officers taken hostage, and spoke to BBC Scotland's Steven Duff.

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