Parkville youth justice centre in lockdown after assault on workers

Parkville youth justice centre in lockdown after assault on workers

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Prison workers have been told to stop work at Parkville’s troubled youth justice centre, after a food fight in the centre resulted in three staff members being punched in the head and taken to hospital.

The facility was in lockdown on Sunday afternoon, with staff remaining on-site to monitor units.

Paramedics were called to the centre about 2.30pm on Saturday after reports three men had been punched in the head.

The outside of the Melbourne Youth Justice Centre in Parkville.Credit:Luis Ascui

An investigating officer from the Community and Public Sector Union remained in safety discussions with management of the centre on Sunday afternoon.