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Riot police arrive at HMP The MountPARiot police arrive at HMP The Mount for the second day of riots

The Hertfordshire prison has been struggling with staff shortages, and saw huge riots break out yesterday afternoon.

Chaos continued today with multiple prisoners involved in a lengthy disturbance across two wings at the jail.

The incident came on the same day as a report warned the prison had lost experienced staff and last summer suffered problems including violence.

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Sign at HMP The MountPAHMP The Mount is facing severe staff shortages

Today, prisoners armed with weapons seized control of part of Nash wing, which houses 250 inmates including many who are serving short sentences or have only three months left to serve.

Prison affairs academic and blogger Alex Cavendish tweeted: "HMP The Mount: hearing about more trouble this morning. Staff said to have 'lost control' of part of Nash Wing. Awaiting more info."

He then added: "HMP The Mount: report that Tornado Team has been called in. Command suite set up."

The large-scale disturbance comes just days following a warning that trouble was "brewing" amid staff shortages and a lockdown at the category C prison which holds more than 1,000

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