Belmarsh prisoner sets fire to cell

First published in News News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

FIREFIGHTERS were called after a prisoner set fire to his cell at Belmarsh Prison in Thamesmead this morning.

Crews from Woolwich and Plumstead managed to stop the blaze from spreading after being called to the category A prison at about 2am.

They were there for about an hour.

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10:00am Mon 19 Nov 12

Virtual-Monster says...

Maybe he was cold in the cell and couldnt get the central heating to work?
Maybe he was cold in the cell and couldnt get the central heating to work? Virtual-Monster
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3:47pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Lord Erastus Theobald Piggott says...

Set his cell on fire again and lock him in it.
Set his cell on fire again and lock him in it. Lord Erastus Theobald Piggott
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11:35pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Outandabout says...

Easily done as prison inmates are exempt from the smoking ban, as I think Parliament is too!
Easily done as prison inmates are exempt from the smoking ban, as I think Parliament is too! Outandabout
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12:02am Tue 20 Nov 12

Gypo.Joe says...

OK mastermind how the F do you know it was anything to do with smoking pray tell.

You aint got my old Mums crystal ball 'ave ya ?
OK mastermind how the F do you know it was anything to do with smoking pray tell. You aint got my old Mums crystal ball 'ave ya ? Gypo.Joe
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10:59am Tue 20 Nov 12

TIGGY-LEWISHAM says...

probably one of the many nasty sex offenders in there!!!
probably one of the many nasty sex offenders in there!!! TIGGY-LEWISHAM
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11:02am Tue 20 Nov 12

TIGGY-LEWISHAM says...

you know one of them ones that swears blind he's an innocent sex offender, although he's been proven guilty... sex offenders should rot in jail, not let out on sex offender register and mix with innocent females with children, who have no idea he is on the register! probation should do there job correctly and do proper monitoring of the criminal...
you know one of them ones that swears blind he's an innocent sex offender, although he's been proven guilty... sex offenders should rot in jail, not let out on sex offender register and mix with innocent females with children, who have no idea he is on the register! probation should do there job correctly and do proper monitoring of the criminal... TIGGY-LEWISHAM
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11:03am Tue 20 Nov 12

TIGGY-LEWISHAM says...

probably one of the many nasty sex offenders in there!!!
probably one of the many nasty sex offenders in there!!! TIGGY-LEWISHAM
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12:37pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Outandabout says...

Gypo.Joe wrote:
OK mastermind how the F do you know it was anything to do with smoking pray tell.

You aint got my old Mums crystal ball 'ave ya ?
You do like to jump to conclusions, so sad it is never the right one. One assumes that ‘sets fire to his cell’ was a deliberate act, rather than ‘cell catches fire’ so unless he rubbed two inmates together to form a fire I felt it safe to assume he had the means because smoking and associated paraphernalia are not prohibited in the cell. Follow that ok or want it with pictures?
[quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: OK mastermind how the F do you know it was anything to do with smoking pray tell. You aint got my old Mums crystal ball 'ave ya ?[/p][/quote]You do like to jump to conclusions, so sad it is never the right one. One assumes that ‘sets fire to his cell’ was a deliberate act, rather than ‘cell catches fire’ so unless he rubbed two inmates together to form a fire I felt it safe to assume he had the means because smoking and associated paraphernalia are not prohibited in the cell. Follow that ok or want it with pictures? Outandabout
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1:58pm Tue 20 Nov 12

TIGGY-LEWISHAM says...

could a put out with his bucket of wee....
could a put out with his bucket of wee.... TIGGY-LEWISHAM
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11:26am Wed 21 Nov 12

Gypo.Joe says...

Outandabout wrote:
Gypo.Joe wrote:
OK mastermind how the F do you know it was anything to do with smoking pray tell.

You aint got my old Mums crystal ball 'ave ya ?
You do like to jump to conclusions, so sad it is never the right one. One assumes that ‘sets fire to his cell’ was a deliberate act, rather than ‘cell catches fire’ so unless he rubbed two inmates together to form a fire I felt it safe to assume he had the means because smoking and associated paraphernalia are not prohibited in the cell. Follow that ok or want it with pictures?
You make a lot of assumptions there son, there's me thinking ( assuming in fact ) you had a bit more common than that.

Lesson learnt, please take note, never assume nuffink me old cocker.

OK

I 'assume' if you were allowed to draw a picture it would be in crayon ....yes ? Have 'they' let you do a raffia basket at all yet ?
[quote][p][bold]Outandabout[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: OK mastermind how the F do you know it was anything to do with smoking pray tell. You aint got my old Mums crystal ball 'ave ya ?[/p][/quote]You do like to jump to conclusions, so sad it is never the right one. One assumes that ‘sets fire to his cell’ was a deliberate act, rather than ‘cell catches fire’ so unless he rubbed two inmates together to form a fire I felt it safe to assume he had the means because smoking and associated paraphernalia are not prohibited in the cell. Follow that ok or want it with pictures?[/p][/quote]You make a lot of assumptions there son, there's me thinking ( assuming in fact ) you had a bit more common than that. Lesson learnt, please take note, never assume nuffink me old cocker. OK I 'assume' if you were allowed to draw a picture it would be in crayon ....yes ? Have 'they' let you do a raffia basket at all yet ? Gypo.Joe
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