Murderer spends third night protesting on roof of UK prison

A convicted murderer in the UK is spending his third night protesting for better prison conditions on the roof of a Manchester jail.

Stuart Horner, 35, scaled the roof of the notorious HMP Manchester also known as Strangeways prison, on Sunday afternoon and is refusing to come down.

Since being on the roof, Horner has stripped down to a pair of Manchester United boxer shorts and danced up a storm.

Convicted murderer Stuart Horner stripped down to his boxer shots while protesting on top of the roof of HMP Manchester. Source: Evening Standard.

He has also caused extensive damage to the jail by ripping off metal roof trusses and using them to smash a series of large skylight windows and attack CCTV security cameras.

Riot police have been seen making their way onto the roof where Horner has been mounting his protest, according to the Manchester Evening News.

Video which has emerged online shows Horner, who is currently serving 27 years in prison for shooting his uncle dead in 2012, attempting to push the ladders erected by officer away.

Prison officials have also used a cherry picker crane to reach the roof and try to talk Horner down.

The BBC have reported that as it’s too dangerous for prison or police officers to attempt to snatch him from the roof and that the situation will probably only be resolved when Horner chooses he to come down.

A spokesman for the Prison Service has said negotiators remain at the scene and a surrender plan in position.

Horner claims that he will stay on the roof for 40 days and has worn a shirt that reads; “"It's not 1990 tell the Government we've all had enough. Sort the whole system".

Mr Horner is not alone in his protest.

Crowds of protesters have gathered outside the prison and began a 'party protest' involving a loudspeaker, music and fireworks.

While there was plenty of dancing at the 'peaceful protest' there was also a number of scuffles in the crowd as people disobeyed police orders, through eggs at officers and sat on police cars and refused to let police vehicle through.

Cheers of support from fellow inmates have also been heard since his protest started.

On Tuesday, 60 prisoners were transferred to other jails as a result of damage caused by Horner. Another 25 prisoners have also been relocated within the jail.