Officer knocked out in prison unrest
Published Thursday, 19 April 2012
Three prison officers have been injured - including one who was knocked unconscious - after inmates clashed with staff at Maghaberry Prison near Lisburn.
Maghaberry Prison, where trouble broke out and three officers were injured. (© UTV)
The trouble flared on Wednesday night, when three prisoners who had been using the pay phones refused to return to their cells.
The officer who was knocked out hit his head on a pillar, while another officer sustained cuts behind his ear.
An internal investigation has been launched into the incident.