#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: -1°C Saturday 23 January 2021
Advertisement

A convicted killer has come down off a prison roof after three days - for a pizza and a can of coke

“I’ve done what I wanted. I’ve had a mad one.”

Image: PA Wire/PA Images

A BRITISH MAN who is serving 27 years for murdering his uncle has come down from a prison roof.

Stuart Horner had climbed onto the roof of HMP Manchester in Strangeways, protesting at what he claimed were poor prison conditions.

The prison service had negotiated with Horner for three tense days, which even saw an impromptu street party held last night.

The Guardian reports that Horner came down after being promised a pizza and a can of coke.

Stuart Horner protest Source: PA Wire/PA Images

Prison officials used a cherry picker to get him down. He now faces punishment for breaking prison rules.

The Manchester Evening News reports that he shouted to their reporter:

I’ve proved my point. I’ve got a 12 inch pizza and a can of coke.

“I’ve done what I wanted. I’ve had a mad one.”

Read: Crowd holds street party for inmate who’s been on prison roof for three days

Read next:

COMMENTS (32)