Ireland Mountjoy in lockdown after prisoner climbs onto roof to retrieve suspected drugs

20:06  11 august  2017
20:06  11 august  2017 Source:   Independent.ie

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More than 35 prisoners were held in lock - down in an exercise yard at Mountjoy Prison after an attempt to smuggle drugs in went wrong. The incident happened shortly after 11am yesterday, when an inmate was discovered on the roof trying to retrieve a large package of drugs .

Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland. THE IRISH PRISON Service has confirmed that an area of Mountjoy Prison was put under lockdown yesterday after a packet of drugs was thrown from the prison roof and into an exercise yard. A prisoner had climbed onto the roof of the prison at around

Dublin's Mountjoy Prison © Provided by Irish Independent Dublin's Mountjoy Prison Prisoners at Mountjoy jail have been locked in their cells after one climbed on to a roof in a bid to retrieve contraband.

Shortly after 11am the inmate scaled a wall in the D division of the jail on Dublin's North Circular Road and made his way onto a rooof.

He has remained there for four and a half hours while trained negotiators were drafted in to speak with him.

A prison source said all other inmates have been locked in their cells while the standoff continues.

"This is a dangerous situation. Those walls are quite high and it would appear he went up there to collect contraband.

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Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland. THE IRISH PRISON Service has confirmed that an area of Mountjoy Prison was put under lockdown yesterday after a packet of drugs was thrown from the prison roof and into an exercise yard. A prisoner had climbed onto the roof of the prison at around

Management have dealt with an incident at Mountjoy Prison in Dublin after a prisoner gained access to the roof . It is understood the incident started just after 11am this morning when the inmate climbed a wall in the D division of the jail to get onto the roof .

"The negotiators are trying to reason with him."

The source continued: "Prisoners were locked in their cells at lunch and they won't be released until this man comes down. This is understandably causing some anger as a number of visits have been cancelled."

Last month 35 prisoners in Mountjoy were locked into a yard after an attempt to smuggle drugs into the jail went wrong.

The incident happened shortly after 11am on July 31 when an inmate was discovered on the roof trying to retrieve a large package of drugs.

He was intercepted by prison officers but managed to throw the contraband into the exercise yard before being removed from the roof.

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