Porridge Over Troubled Water

By Rob Last edited 169 months ago
Porridge Over Troubled Water

(Apologies for the punny headline, we think the Xmas cracker jokes we were subjected to over the weekend may have influenced our subconscious.)

So the London Met wants to moor a prison ship on the Thames.

The ship in question is HMP Weare, originally a troop ship in the Falklands war, and then a floating jail in the US. It's now berthed at Portland in Dorset.

However it may soon be 'pulling up anchor' and finding a new home in the capital if Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir John Stevens, has his way.

Londonist thinks it's a great idea. If only so the ship can be incorporated into the next installment of the Getaway franchise.

Last Updated 20 December 2004