Prisoner sets fire to blankets

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A PRISON inmate created a small commotion after he set fire to some blankets.

The offender, based at HM Prison Hindley, in Gibson Street, set fire to the blankets and threw them out of his cell window at 9.50pm on Monday.

Prison staff put the fire out and crews from Hindley were called to ensure the blaze was fully extinguished.

The flames caused no damage to the cell, but destroyed the blankets.