Kent

Man held over prison officers attack

Elmley Prison
Image caption Nine people died at the jail in 2014, including four suspected self-inflicted deaths

A man has been arrested after two prison officers were injured in an attack by an inmate in a Kent jail.

They were injured at HMP Elmley on the Isle of Sheppey on Tuesday. The prison has previously been criticised over staff shortages and overcrowding.

The Ministry of Justice said both officers were taken to hospital, one with a suspected broken leg.

The 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault, a Kent Police spokeswoman said.

In November, an inspection report highlighted staff shortages and overcrowding at the jail. It also found that high-risk inmates were not being properly assessed and managed.

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