Wormwood Scrubs inquiry seizes documents from jail

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Wormwood Scrubs inquiry seizes documents from jail

INVESTIGATORS looking into allegations of brutality at Wormwood Scrubs prison yesterday seized documents from the jail's administration files to help them with their inquiries. A Prison Service spokesman said the internal inquiry had continued without a break throughout the weekend, in a bid to complete the probe as quickly as possible. A dossier containing allegations of serious assaults on eight inmates has been compiled by London solicitors Hickman and Rose, who say they believe it represents only "the tip of an iceberg".

Two inmates were moved out of the west London prison on Saturday - one to hospital, one to another jail - after inquiry head Peter Atherton offered transfers to all in the jail's segregation wing, as well as to those involved in the allegations.

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