RIOT police were rushed to an immigration detention centre after an alleged armed mob caused a disturbance during a power cut.

The group of detainees were said to be armed with "various weaponry" as the incident unfolded at the London centre overnight.



The Metropolitan Police said officers were rushed to the Harmondsworth detention centre, near Heathrow Airport, around 8pm last night and still remained there more than 12 hours later.

The Home Office has said no one was injured during the incident but the power was still out just before 9am today.

In a statement, the Home Office said: "There has been a power outage at Harmondsworth immigration removal centre, and work is currently underway to resolve this issue.

"We are aware of a disturbance at the centre and the appropriate authorities have been notified and are on scene.

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"The welfare and safety of staff and individuals detained at Harmondsworth is our key priority."

The Metropolitan Police service and HM Prison Service were still at the scene around 10am.

A Home Office spokesman also told the PA news agency: "A group of detainees left their rooms and went out into the courtyard area armed with various weaponry.

"Territorial Support Police were sent to the scene, and the power is still off."

They added that none of the detainees had left the premises.

Met Police told The Sun Online: “Police officers have been providing support to staff dealing with a disturbance at the Harmondsworth immigration removal centre.

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“Met officers attended the location at approximately 19:45hrs on Friday, 4 November.

“Officers remain at the location.”



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