Dartmoor prisoners were 'off roof in two hours'
PRISONERS who clambered onto the roof of Dartmoor prison were brought down just hours later.
Two men held at HMP Dartmoor in Princetown gained access to the roof at around 2.10pm on Thursday.
A spokesman for the Prison Service said specialist staff had worked to "bring the situation to a safe conclusion" which came at around 8pm.
The spokesman said: "No one was injured and the prison will consider if further action needs to taken against the prisoners."
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The Category C prison, currently able to hold 653 inmates, was originally built in 1809 to hold French and American prisoners of war.
A recent report by HM Inspectorate of Prisons noted that while it had undergone improvements in addressing "violent or antisocial incidents", its wings and cells were still considered to be "shabby", "cold and damp".