Humberside

Grimsby prisoner posts TripAdvisor-style review of police cell

Christian Willoughby Image copyright Christian Willoughby/Facebook
Image caption Christian Willoughby posted several pictures and a review of his cell at Grimsby Police Station on Facebook

A detainee has posted a TripAdvisor-style review on the web of his stay in Grimsby Police Station's custody suite.

Christian Willoughby posted several pictures from inside the cell after being locked up for what he described as a "misdemeanour".

He said it was the "ideal place for winding down after a hard day" and said he would "definitely come back".

Humberside Police said it was treating the incident as a serious breach of security.

Image copyright Christian Willoughby/Facebook

Mr Willoughby's message said: "I've given this place 4 stars. It's the all day breakfast that lets it down really. Apart from that the staff are pleasant enough."

He posted a number of images including pictures of the toilet, window and a meal.

Asked how he had taken the photos he said he used an iPad.

Image copyright Christian Willoughby/Facebook
Image caption Mr Willoughby's Facebook post has been shared more than 1,950 times

He added: "Room was nice, the minimalistic idea was a nice touch. It was secure and safe. Quadruple glazing and security door. Ideal place for winding down after a hard day. I'd definitely come back."

The force said it was aware of the pictures "apparently of the Grimsby Custody Suite", saying they "appear to have been taken by a prisoner while in custody on Wednesday, 9 March".

Ch Insp James Glansfield said: "We take any such breach of security and detainee safety extremely seriously and will be carrying out a review of our detainee management to identify any lessons learned and prevent further reoccurrences in the future.

"The force's Professional Standards Branch are investigating the circumstances of the incident."

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