Inmate Makes Hand Gestures After Climbing On Prison Roof In 24-Hour Standoff

12 June 2018, 13:57

An inmate has been filmed making hand gestures from the roof of a prison in Essex - and he’s been there over 24 hours.

Footage shows the prisoner holding onto an air vent on top of HMP Chelmsford.

He was given a blanket to keep him warm through the night, EssexLive reports.

The prisoner climbed onto the roof at 11am on Monday
The prisoner climbed onto the roof at 11am on Monday. Picture: LBC

Essex Police says it has closed nearby roads as a precaution after it was called at about 11am on Monday.

It’s believed the man remains on top of the Essex jail.

A Ministry of Justice spokesman said: “Staff are working to resolve an ongoing incident involving one prisoner at HMP Chelmsford.”

HMP Chelmsford is a Category B prison and young offenders institution.

It can hold up to 745 inmates.