Hereford & Worcester

Inmates injured in 'assault' at HMP Hewell

An investigation has been launched after two prisoners were taken to hospital following an alleged assault at HMP Hewell.

Police were called to the prison in Redditch, Worcestershire, at about 16:30 GMT on Thursday.

West Mercia Police said: "Two prisoners were subsequently taken to hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening."

An investigation is underway and police inquiries are ongoing.

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Police said the men had since returned to the prison.

The alleged assault occurred a day after a meeting between the Prison Officers Association and the government over the rise in violence and suicides in prisons.

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