Inmate climbs off roof of Northland prison

SIMON DAY
Last updated 17:22 12/08/2014

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A prisoner who spent nearly 24 hours on the roof of a Northland prison has come down.

The prisoner climbed on the roof of Northland Region Corrections Facility near Kaikohe yesterday afternoon, forcing the prison into partial lockdown.

The prisoner came down after negotiations with staff.

Prison manager David Pattinson said there had been no possibility of the prisoner escaping, nor any danger to the community at any stage and no prisoners or staff were injured.

"We will be holding an investigation into this incident," Pattinson said.

Corrections would not release the prisoner's name, his reasons for climbing on the roof, his demands, or his convictions.

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