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Stand-off at HMP High Down after prisoners barricade themselves in cell
Specially trained staff had to end a prison stand-off last night after at least 11 prisoners at HMP High Down barricaded themselves in a cell.
The police were also called after the group barricaded themselves in a cell at the category B men's prison near Belmont at 6pm.
A Prison Service spokesman said: "Specially trained staff attended and resolved the incident.
"Eight prisoners were transferred to other prisons, and three were put into segregation.
"The police were informed and an investigation is underway."
High Down Road, which leads to the prison, was closed while police dealt with the incident which meant the route 80 bus was diverted for several hours.
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