Portsmouth man charged in connection with prison riot

Lewes Prison
Lewes Prison
Two members of the Portsmouth and Medway Clearance Diving Team at HMS Vernon with the 250lb German bomb which was dredged up at Albert Johnson Quay. On the left LS(D) M O'Learey with some of the high explosive content of the bomb and AB C Carr with the fuse

THIS WEEK IN 1981: Dredger brings up unexploded bomb

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A 38 year-old man has been charged with prison mutiny after a riot at Lewes Prison.

John Udy, of Leominster Road has been charged along with five other men following the disorder at the prison in East Sussex last year on October 29 which required special officers to be brought in to quell.

The other men charged are Ross Macpherson, 28, currently of HM Prison Belmarsh; Steven Goodwin, 28, of Fairlight Road, Hastings; Shane Simpson, 29, of Arundel Road, Totton, Southampton and David Carlin, 25, of Tuxford Road, Kirton, Nottinghamshire.

They have all been summonsed to appear before Brighton Magistrates’ Court on October 19.

Benjamin Drury, 32, currently of HM Prison Bristol, has been summoned to appear before the same court charged with criminal damage linked to the disorder.