UPDATE: Firefighters brought in to help prisoner off roof

Firefighting equipment was brought in after a prisoner climbed onto the roof of HMP Garth Prison in Leyland.

Friday, 15th April 2016, 7:22 am
Updated Friday, 15th April 2016, 8:27 am
Garth Prison near Leyland

The man was seen walking up and down the roof of the category B prison around 6pm on Thursday.

Crews from Preston were called at 10pm and asked to provide an aerial ladder platfrom - a crane-line arm often used for tackling fires from above.

This allowed a specialist negotiator to access the roof.

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The crews were relieved by another crew at around 4am. The man was still on the roof at that time.

The Ministry of Justice has not commented.