Manchester

Inmates at Buckley Hall prison talked down from roof

Two inmates who had got on to the roof of a Greater Manchester prison have now come down, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has confirmed.

An MoJ spokesperson said both men had got on to the roof earlier at HMP Buckley Hall, a category C prison near Rochdale.

The prison opened in 2000 as a private jail but has since reverted to a Prison Service-owned men's jail.

Specialist staff were called in to negotiate with the inmates.

The low-rise jail houses prisoners who are "willing to address offending behaviour and engage in programmes with a view to progression to category D status".

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