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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.
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.