A prison guard has reportedly been taken hostage and beaten by inmates after a riot broke out at a jail in Lincolnshire. Riot police have been called to HMP Lincoln where prisoners are “going mad” and smashing up the building, it’s reported.

An inmate from C-Wing, who did not want to be named, called the local paper claiming that three prisoners had taken a guard hostage and there was an ongoing riot.

He told the Lincolnshire Echo: “They have got him in a cell – it’s a hostage situation.

“I heard them shouting ‘We’ve got him, we’ve got him’.

“They were punching him and kicking him – he was all red.”

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