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Five wings of Forest Bank prison in lockdown due to COVID outbreak

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Sign up to the MySalford newsletter and don't miss a thing happening in and around the cityFive wings of Forest Bank prison in Salford are in lockdown due to a spate of coronavirus cases.The outbreak has resulted in proceedings in a major high-profile trial being delayed as defendants could not be produced to Manchester Crown Court from the jail.And a sentencing of two defendants in a two others cases at Manchester Crown Court was also postponed for the same reason.In a statement a spokesperson for Forest Bank said: "Due to a small number of staff and prisoners recently testing positive for COVID-19, five wings within HMP Forest Bank have been declared as outbreak wings."The current situation is under constant review as we continue to.

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