Police dealing with ongoing incident at Lincoln Prison

Lincolnshire Police have been called to an ongoing major incident at Lincoln Prison.

UPDATE 3pm: The Ministry of Justice has confirmed the disturbance involved one wing of the prison and all prisoners are in their cells.

A MOJ spokesperson said: “Staff are working to resolve an ongoing incident at HMP Lincoln. All prisoners are currently in their cells.”

They also confirmed there have been no fires, riots or any hostages taken.

Transportation vans were let into the prison grounds at around 3.30pm. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Transportation vans were let into the prison grounds at around 3.30pm. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Prisoner transport vans have arrived on the scene outside the prison. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Prisoner transport vans have arrived on the scene outside the prison. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite


A number of police riot vans and cars have been called to the scene of the incident, which began this morning.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

An eyewitness has also said that police dogs are patrolling the area.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The Ministry of Justice has said they are looking into the incident.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The disturbance at the Catedgory B men’s prison has meant that a number of visitors and family members have been turned away.

The prison has more than 600 male inmates, but denounced claims that there had been a hostage situation or a riot.

GeoAmey prison vans have been arriving throughout the afternoon and it’s thought people are being moved out of the prison.

Prisoner transport was seen pulling up to the prison at around 2.30pm. Photo: Darren Gallacher

Prisoner transport was seen pulling up to the prison at around 2.30pm. Photo: Darren Gallacher

A number of people have been allowed into the prison, however visitor entrances have been closed for much of the day.

A number of people have been allowed into the prison, however visitor entrances have been closed for much of the day.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite


Are you in the area? Reach the newsdesk at: news@thelincolnite.co.uk or call 01522 837217