London Prison Riot Leaves Fires Raging

LONDON — Rioting inmates caused heavy damage to a low-security prison Saturday, smashing windows and setting fires that engulfed buildings and spewed clouds of black smoke.Fires burned into the afternoon at Ford open prison following d…

LONDON — Rioting inmates caused heavy damage to a low-security prison Saturday, smashing windows and setting fires that engulfed buildings and spewed clouds of black smoke.

Fires burned into the afternoon at Ford open prison following disturbances that broke out at around midnight after inmates rebelled against attempts to force them to take breathalyzer tests on New Year’s Eve. An official of the prison officers union said a large amount of illicit alcohol had been found in at the lockup.

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