Tuesday 24 April 2018

Prisoner escapes and does 'the full monty' on the roof of Mountjoy

Dublin's Mountjoy Prison
Dublin's Mountjoy Prison
Cathal McMahon

Cathal McMahon

A prisoner is facing disciplinary action after he made his way onto the roof of Mountjoy prison and stripped naked.

The 23-year-old Dubliner, who is serving a five-year term for robbery, broke out from the North Circular Road facility shortly before 3pm.

He then made his way onto the roof of the D Division landing.

A source said: "He may have been looking for contraband."He then stripped naked and paraded himself for all to see."

Trained prison staff and a trained negotiator were called to the scene.

The man eventually put his clothes back on and returned to the jail of his own accord at 4.45pm.

An Irish Prison Service (IPS) spokesman praised the work of staff who brought the situation under control.

"The staff handled the incident professionally and nobody was hurt."An investigation is now underway and disciplinary action will be taken."

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