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HMP Isle of Wight inmates in 13-hour roof stand-off

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image captionThe Ministry of Justice said the stand-off was resolved by prison staff

Two inmates climbed on to a prison roof in a stand-off lasting more than 13 hours.

The HMP Isle of Wight prisoners accessed the roof of the Albany building in Newport at about 14:00 BST on Tuesday.

The stand-off, said to be over parole issues, ended shortly before 03:45 BST.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) said officers resolved the situation "with no injuries to staff or prisoners".

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Fire crews attended with an aerial ladder as a precaution.

The Prison Officers Association (POA) has called for a review of the jail's security and said the inmates were protesting over parole issues.

Mark Fairhurst of the POA said: "Prisoners gaining access to the roof shouldn't happen."

The MoJ said the incident was being investigated.

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