Updated May 17th, 2024 at 10:01 IST

Inmates in UK Spike 'Staff-Special' Curry With Drug, Prison Guards Hospitalised

The affected people expected different symptoms including breathing difficulties and raised heart rates.

Reported by: Digital Desk
Inmates in UK Spike Staff Curry With Drug, Prison Guards Hospitalised | Image:Pixabay
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New Delhi: In a concerning incident, several prison inmates in the United Kingdom were hospitalised after some inmates spiked the food served in the premises with a drug.

Raising concerns about security lapses within the high-security facility, the incident was reported at a high-security prison, HMP Swaleside, in England’s Kent, a news outlet reported.

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The Criminal Justice Workers Union (CJWU) termed the incident as 'mass poisoning'. According to media reports, inmates working in the staff canteen are suspected of spiking a 'staff-special curry' with Spice, a synthetic cannabinoid.

Popular for housing dangerous criminals, HMP is now under investigation after prisoners working in the staff canteen are suspected of spiking a 'staff special-curry' with spice, a synthetic cannabinoid, which can lead to anxiety, paranoia, and seizures.

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As many as 25 prison staff members were impacted in the security lapse.

The affected people expected different symptoms including breathing difficulties and raised heart rates.

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After receiving the information, nine ambulances were rushed to the spot on May 9. The five prison officers were later discharged.

A jail inspection conducted earlier had raised concerns of high violence levels and readily available drugs.  The security lapse is expected to spark discussions about stricter rules for inmate work programmes. 
 

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Published May 17th, 2024 at 09:43 IST