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Prisoners hospitalised after taking drugs at Hydebank Wood

The prisoners are suspected of having taken drugs at Hydebank Wood in south Belfast. Picture by Alan Lewis

TWO offenders at a youth detention centre are understood to have been hospitalised in a suspected drugs related incident.

It is believed a number of other young people held at Hydebank Wood College in south Belfast required medical treatment on site.

Prison staff are understood to be investigating a suspected drugs link.

The Northern Ireland Prison Service confirmed an "ongoing incident" at the facility.

"It would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage," an NIPS spokesman said on Friday night.

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