Birmingham & Black Country

Eight inmates charged with prison mutiny at HMP Birmingham

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Image caption The offences are alleged to have taken place on 16 December at HMP Birmingham

A total of eight inmates have been charged with prison mutiny over last month's riots at HMP Birmingham, police have said.

Four men appeared before Birmingham Magistrates Court on 17 January accused of prison mutiny.

West Midlands Police said two other inmates will appear in court on 23 January.

The offences are alleged to have taken place on 16 December 2016 during disorder at the prison in Winson Green.

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The police force say they are working with the Prison Service and G4S as part of the investigation and are reviewing CCTV.

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