Tuesday 24 January 2017

Two inmates climb to roof at Oberstown youth detention campus

Published 15/11/2016 | 20:15

Oberstown Children's Detention Centre
Oberstown Children's Detention Centre

Two inmates of the Oberstown youth detention campus manged to climb onto its roof tonight.

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The boys gained access to the roof at around 5.30pm, before being convinced to come down around 30 minutes later.

There were no injuries or damage to any property as a result of the incident and a spokesperson for the Lusk-based campus in Dublin said the inmates were back in their rooms.

The spokesperson could not give specific details of how the most recent incident occurred.

A garda spokesperson confirmed that they were not called to the scene and the assistance of officers was not required.

In August this year a five units of the fire brigade had to be called to the facility after youths forced their way onto the roof and a fire broke out.

By comparison, the incident this evening was dealt with swiftly.

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