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Prisoners on roof of Strangeways, HMP Manchester

Police are warning there maybe some traffic disruption around HMP Manchester due to temporary road closures. 
Police were called to HMP Manchester shortly after 3.30pm on Sunday 13 September to reports a prisoner was on the roof.

The man is conducting a lone protest and has managed to get onto the top of the main building and cause damage to the roof. Staff at the prison are working to engage with theprisoner and resolve this situation, but he has remained on the roof overnight.

Chief Inspector Gareth Parkinof GMP’s north Manchester division said: “We are supporting our colleaguesat HMP Manchester Prison to manage this incident safely, and as such wehave had to temporarily close a number of roads. 

“There may be some traffic disruption in the area, so those travelling past the prison are advised to allow some extra time for their journeys this morning if possible.”

Roads currently closed include: Southall Street, Sherborne Street & Empire Street. 

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