Prisons watchdog describes 'worst conditions ever seen' at west London immigration detention centre

Prisons watchdog describes 'worst conditions ever seen' at west London immigration detention centre

Inspectors have described the "worst conditions they have ever seen in immigration detention" inside a centre near Heathrow in west London. Chief inspector of prisons Charlie Taylor was so concerned by what he found during the visit in February that he wrote to then home secretary James Cleverly but received no reply. The visit to Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre revealed "chaos" that was "truly shocking", including violence and drug taking. There had also been numerous suicide attempts made by people …