'Maddie T-shirt' officers probe

An inquiry has begun following claims that a group of prison officers went on a night out wearing T-shirts emblazoned with the words "We have Madeleine McCann".

Investigation launched over prison officers' actions

A Prison Service spokesman said:

An investigation has taken place at HMP Wandsworth and appropriate disciplinary action has been taken following an incident concerning a number of prison officers outside of working hours and away from the prison.

Until the disciplinary process is completed we are unable to comment further.

It follows claims that a group of prison officers went on a night out wearing T-shirts emblazoned with the words "We have Madeleine McCann".

Prison officers 'in Madeleine McCann T-shirt stunt'

An inquiry has been launched following claims that a group of prison officers went on a night out wearing T-shirts emblazoned with the words "We have Madeleine McCann".

Madeleine McCann, who went missing while on holiday in Portugal.
The T-shirts reportedly had the words 'We have Madeleine McCann' emblazoned on them. Credit: PA Wire

Photographs of the staff were posted on Facebook for two months before their bosses at Wandsworth Prison in south London were alerted, the Metro said.

The incident led to a prison officer being sacked and four others disciplined, according to the report.

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