ARMLEY prison was on lockdown this morning, causing disruption at Bradford Crown Court.

HMP Leeds, based in the west of the city, houses more than 1,000 prisoners, including a number of criminals from the Bradford district.

The lockdown of one wing at the prison, caused by an incident between two prisoners, meant a number of cases at Bradford Crown Court which were due to feature prisoners appearing on video-link have been delayed.

Defendants and criminals due to be sent or returned to the prison from Bradford also had to be held at the court until the lockdown was lifted.

A spokesman from the Ministry of Justice said: “A single wing at HMP Leeds was locked down for around 45 minutes this morning following an incident between two prisoners.

“It was successfully resolved by staff with no injuries to prisoners or officers. The wing is now operating as normal.”

One of the cases disrupted by the lockdown has been relisted for tomorrow at Bradford Crown Court.