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Pentonville prisoner ‘Titch’ is put in ‘segregation’ after rooftop protest

‘Titch’ spent around four hours on the roof of Pentonville prison last week

Published: 8 January, 2016
by JOE COOPER

A PRISONER who climbed on to the roof of Pentonville prison last week was put into “segregation” after being brought down in a harness.

An inmate calling himself “Titch” was on a workshop roof for around four hours last Wednesday. He told the Tribune prisoners were “treated like animals” and said the prison should be knocked down.

A Prison Service spokeswoman confirmed that Titch had been put into segregation. It was feared that other inmates would target him as they were kept locked in their cells while negotiators coaxed him from the roof. 

Many rattled the grids on their windows at goaded him to jump. Damage was also done to tiles on the roofs as Titch jumped between them.

The Prison Service has launched an investigation into how the security breach happened.

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