More than 100 detainees at Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre have gone on hunger strike.

They stopped accepting meals last night.

It is understood they are protesting over conditions at the Kidlington centre.

Jonathan Sedgwick, UK Border Agency deputy chief executive, said: "We can confirm 108 detainees have refused prepared meals from staff yesterday evening.

“However they still have access to food from the on site shop and vending machines.

"Staff are monitoring the situation closely and listening to the detainees concerns. All detainees have access to legal representation and 24hr medical care."

A report last year by Campsfield’s Independent Monitoring Board claimed disturbances at the centre could be reduced if detainees were given more to do.