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Issue No. 2387

358 ambulance calls at G4s jail

An ambulance was called to Oakwood prison, near Wolverhampton, nearly every day last year. 

New figures show that staff at the prison, run by G4S, called an ambulance 358 times in 2013.

The prison was hit by what inmates called a riot earlier this month.

Officers cuff a dying man

Officers at Harmondsworth immigration detention centre in west London kept a man with Alzheimer’s handcuffed for five hours as he lay dying last February. 

Alois Dvorzac, aged 84, was detained because of a problem with his documents—but was “unfit for detention or deportation”.

Inquiry into custody death

An investigation has been launched after a man died in hospital after being held in police custody.

Darren Lyons, aged 43, died after being taken to the North Area Custody Facility in Etruria, Stoke on Trent.

Court quashes convictions

The Court of Appeal has quashed the convictions of 29 campaigners convicted after a protest at the Drax power station in North Yorkshire in 2008.

They were charged after undercover cop Mark Kennedy infiltrated the protest.


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Tue 21 Jan 2014, 17:01 GMT
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