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14 May 2014

Local MSP Comments on HMP Grampian Incident

Following the incident at HMP Grampian in Peterhead, Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson said:

“I am pleased that the professionalism of prison staff has brought this incident to a satisfactory conclusion without the need for other services to be involved. They were aided by the modern design of the new prison which allows areas of difficulty to be closed down, maximising protection of staff and prisoners.

“It’s disappointing that a number of prisoners are determined to ignore the significant opportunities to turn around their lives that the new prison offers.

“I’m sure we are all grateful to the staff at HMP Grampian for their effective and professional response to this incident.”

The incident involving 41 prisoners was brought to an end by staff at around 10.30am on Wednesday. Police Scotland have launched an investigation into the incident.

HMP Grampian admitted its first inmates on March 3 after replacing HMP Peterhead and Craiginches.
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