Police have stormed a major disturbance at an infamous juvenile detention centre after a riot broke out among inmates.
Up to 15 police cars arrived at Don Dale Detention Centre, in the Northern Territory, on Tuesday night after a reported ‘disturbance’.
Shocking video footage shows the detention centre bursting in flames and blanketed with thick black smoke.
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Police have stormed a major disturbance at an infamous juvenile detention centre Don Dale in the Northern Territory after a riot broke out among inmates on Tuesday night
The video, shared by 9 News, reveals the dire situation at Don Dale.
The latest fire comes just months after four boys were accused of setting the centre alight.
In May, prison guards received server injuries following an attack orchestrated by a group of inmates.
A Territory Families department spokeswoman said police were called to the scene at 6.45pm on Tuesday to investigate the ‘disturbance’.
The latest fire comes just months after four boys were accused of setting the centre (pictured, left) alight in July
Dylan Voller (pictured) was one of the high-profile faces of the youths handcuffed, hooded and strapped to restraint chairs at Don Dale in the footage aired on ABC’s Four Corners in 2015
In a statement she said: ‘The police have been called and are currently assisting to resolve the situation.’
The centre received national attention in 2016 when the ABC’s Four Corners aired a report revealing the extent of abuse inflicted on the juveniles.
One harrowing image of an Aboriginal boy Dylan Voller pictured in a restraint chair wearing a spit hood prompted a royal commission into juvenile detention.
The royal commission into the Norther Territory’s youth detention found ‘shocking and systemic failures’ in the system
The royal commission into the Norther Territory’s youth detention was finalised last November and found ‘shocking and systemic failures’ in the system.
Former inmate Dylan Voller, who was the boy in the restraint chair footage, came out and said the royal commission was a ‘waste of money.’
His comments came just after police announced no charges would be laid despite the commission’s findings.
The NT government has committed $229.6 million over the next five years to overhaul the state’s child protection and youth justice systems following the royal commission’s recommendations.
$70 million of the funds has been allocated for two new detention centres in Darwin and Alice Springs.