Convicted Killer Ends Protest On Roof Of Prison

Convicted killer Stuart Horner making his way down roof of Strangeways prison in a cherry-picker crane on Wednesday morning.
Convicted killer Stuart Horner making his way down roof of Strangeways prison in a cherry-picker crane on Wednesday morning.

Convicted killer Stuart Horner has just ended his protest on top of the roof of Strangeways prison (HMP Manchester) in Manchester, United Kingdom.

35-year-old Horner, who protested on top of the roof of Strangeways prison for four days, made his way down in a cherry-picker crane early on Wednesday morning.

Horner initially planned on spending 40 days and 40 nights protesting solo on the roof of the prison. But for reasons known to only him, he ended his protest after spending only 4 days on top of the prison.

According to reports, as he made his way down the roof of the prison, he said he had proved his point. “I’ve proved my point,” he reportedly said. “I’ve got a 12in pizza and a can of coke. I’ve done what I wanted. I’ve made a mad one.”

We don’t exactly know what he meant by that. But what we do know is that Horner began his strange protest on Sunday afternoon after he managed to scale over an 18 feet fence of the high-security prison and made his way on to the roof of the prison.

Horner during his four-day protest on top of the roof of Strangeways prison in Manchester.
Horner during his four-day protest on top of the roof of Strangeways prison in Manchester.

During his four-day bizarre roof protest, Horner occasionally removed his clothes to his underwear, climbed chimneys and smashed security cameras and windows on top of the prison. Authorities said Horner caused damages worth several thousands of pounds in his roof protest.

Although at some point during his protest, Horner yelled about conditions in the prison, it is still not exactly clear why Horner was protesting.

In 2012, Horner was sentenced to 27 years in prison for killing his uncle during a bitter family feud.