Riot police arrive at immigration centre after detainees cause ‘disturbance’ during power cut

Riot police were called to an immigration centre close to Heathrow airport this morning after a group of detainees armed with “various weaponry” caused a “disturbance” during a power cut.

Footage broadcast by Sky News shows officers attending the incident at Harmondsworth detention centre.

According to reports, the power cut which lasted for up to 24 hours, sparked a protest which saw around 100 people gather in the exercise yard.

The incident comes as the government faces ongoing criticism over its handling of asylum seekers.

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