Prisoner climbed on to roof at Saughton jail in Edinburgh

Negotiators talked down a prisoner who has clambered on to the roof of a jail.

The man, in his early 20s, managed to get on to the roof at HMP Edinburgh at around 11.45am on Tuesday.

The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) called fire crews to help and got trained negotiators onto the scene.

A spokeswoman said on Tuesday afternoon: "The Scottish Prison Service can confirm that a male prisoner has climbed on to a low roof within HMP Edinburgh. Trained staff are dealing with him endeavouring to bring the incident to a safe conclusion."

A statement on Tuesday evening by the SPS said: "The incident which was ongoing at HMP Edinburgh earlier today has now concluded."

Lothian and Borders Police were also called to the incident but did not attend as it was being dealt with by the prison service.

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