A British prison riot involving about 40 inmates from the same wing at Maidstone Prison has been resolved.

A British prison services spokeswoman said the incident had been resolved without any injuries to staff or prisoners.

The incident was earlier reported to have involved up to 180 prisoners, but the spokeswoman said only about 40 prisoners were involved.

Maidstone has an inmate population of about 600.

It is a British category C training prison that predominantly houses sex offenders from the Kent and Sussex areas.

The prison also takes in a small number of foreign prisoners with more than 18 months to serve and provides forums with the UK Border Agency.

Kent Police confirmed they were aware of the incident, but a spokeswoman said prison services were dealing with the matter.