Prisoner on the roof of Garth prison in Lancashire
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HMP Garth prisoner escapes and climbs onto roof

A prisoner has escaped and climbed onto the roof of a Lancashire prison.

The man can be seen walking across the roof of the category B HMP Prison Garth in Leyland.

The Ministry of Justice has not yet responded to requests for a statement on the situation.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said it received a call just after 18:00 BST and is on standby, along with the ambulance service.

The training prison holds a maximum of 847 men and houses a specialist unit for sex offenders.