Prisoners who climbed on jail's roof offered sun cream

Two prisoners who climbed onto a jail's roof in hot weather were offered sun cream by staff "in line with health and safety rules."

The duo turned down their offer during the incident at Dartmoor prison earlier this month.

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The unnamed prisoners decided not to take the prison staff up on their offer. Credit: Nick Ansell/PA Wire/Press Association Images

It is not clear how the inmates managed to get onto the roof or which building on the Devon site was involved.

The Ministry of Justice said the suntan lotion offer was due to health and safety rules.

Read: Minister calls sun cream offer to inmates 'foolish'

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Prisoners who climbed on jail's roof offered sun cream

Two prisoners who climbed onto a jail's roof in hot weather were offered sun cream by staff "in line with health and safety rules." The prisons minister called the offer "foolish" and has ordered an immediate review into the matter.