Home-made bullet found in jail

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Home-made bullet found in jail

A home-made bullet was found in a cell block at a privately-run prison, it was revealed yesterday. It was discovered during a routine search of a prison cell block at Blakenhurst Prison in Redditch, Worcestershire, last Friday. A spokesman for the jail, which is run by United Kingdom Detention Service, said the bullet was made with an empty cartridge.

He added that no gun was found and the bullet may have been made as a "practical joke".

The discovery is the latest embarrassing blow for the jail where hundreds of cell locks had to be changed earlier this year at a cost of tens of thousands of pounds after suspicions that a prisoner had obtained a copy of a key.