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Prison inmate climbs onto roof before ‘throwing slabs at officers’

A man is allegedly “throwing slabs” at police officers from the roof of HMP Barlinnie.

Staff are currently trying to control the incident.


The man is believed to be a current inmate at the prison in Glasgow.

The supposed inmate is understood to be throwing roof tiles at officers below.

Aerial view of HMP Barlinnie

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Visits to the hospital have been cancelled as a result of the ongoing situation, it is understood.

A Scottish Prison Service spokesperson said: “I can confirm an incident is ongoing and staff are working to bring it under control in a way which safeguards the wellbeing of all concerned.”

More to follow…

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