Protests at immigration centre

Disturbances at Britain's largest immigration detention facility have caused disruption across the whole centre.

The trouble broke out at the Harmondsworth centre in Middlesex in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

It is understood that several fires were lit in the centre, causing disruption in all four wings. Specialist officers were called to the centre around 4am.

Inmates were seen in the courtyard spelling out the words 'SOS' and 'Help' using bed sheets on Wednesday.

According to reports, the situation at Harmondsworth is now under control.

The disturbances at the centre followed the publication of a report by Chief Inspector of Prisons, Anne Owers, which she said was the poorest she had ever issued on a removal centre.


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