A Prisoner Who Spent 61 Hours Protesting On A Prison Roof Gave Up When He Was Offered Pizza

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“I’ve had a mad one,” he told reporters.

The convicted murderer who took to the roof of a maximum security prison in a protest over conditions has finally come down after almost three days.

The convicted murderer who took to the roof of a maximum security prison in a protest over conditions has finally come down after almost three days.

Phil Noble / Reuters

Stuart Horner, 35, climbed up the wall of HMP Manchester’s exercise yard on Sunday and spent 61 hours braving the elements, at times wearing just his underwear.

He was handcuffed and bundled on to a cherry picker by guards at 3am on Wednesday morning.

Riot police had approached him and tried to persuade him to come down, but had decided that any attempt to capture and subdue him would be too dangerous. At one point, a man in a nearby car played played "In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins while police continued their attempts to negotiate with him.


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