Naked protester at Manchester Prison

Manchester Prison where there is a CSC Special Interventions Unit
Manchester Prison

A semi-naked protester has scaled an 18ft fence at a high security prison.

The man, wearing just his pants climbed the wall at Strangeways prison in Manchester in order to stage a demonstration.

Greater Manchester Police confirmed they received a call from prison staff asking for assistance to the “one person protest” for fear he may be seen by members of the public.

But upon local police attending, it was clear he was within an 18ft secure exercise yard and not visible to passers-by.

It is unknown why he is protesting.

A spokesman for GMP said they received a call at 3.35pm to reports of the man “being in his pants with no top”.

There was no further involvement by police after it was confirmed he could only be seen within the Bury New Road prison.