THE TWO prisoners at HMP Bullingdon being tested for coronavirus do not have the condition, it has been confirmed.

The men, one of whom is 31-year-old alleged drug dealer Mark Rumble, had been kept in isolation after falling ill. Rumble had been flown to the UK from Thailand last month. 

They were being tested for coronavirus on Tuesday. Access to one wing of the 1,100-capacity prison was heavily restricted.

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Government confirmed on Wednesday evening that the test results had come back negative.

HMP Bullingdon, near Bicester, is Swindon’s local prison. Many of the men who pass through the town’s courts are sent first to Bullingdon before being moved on to prisons elsewhere in the country.