Prisoners scale roof at Maghaberry prison

Prisoners scale roof at Maghaberry prison

Four prisoners who scaled the roof of high-security prison Maghaberry yesterday have been charged under Prison Rules and their actions being referred to the PSNI for investigation.

In response to a query submitted by Causeway Coast Community, a NIPS spokesperson said:

"The Prison Service has confirmed that an incident at Maghaberry yesterday, during which four prisoners gained access to a roof in the Mourne complex within the prison, has ended.  

"The situation was brought under control without injury to staff or prisoners. The rest of the prison was unaffected.  The area will be assessed to ascertain how the prisoners were able to access the roof.

"The four prisoners will be charged under Prison Rules and their actions will be referred to the PSNI for investigation."

The PSNI along with NIFRS attended the incident.

Geoffrey Moffett

Written by Geoffrey Moffett

Content Creator for Causeway Coast Community.
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