Prison guard fired for ‘joke’ t-shirt claiming he ‘had’ missing child

Prison guard fired for ‘joke’ t-shirt claiming he ‘had’ missing child

[Ed. note: The girl was abducted in 2007. She was 3 at the time.]

Six prison officers on a “lads’ weekend” wore T-shirts claiming they “had” Madeleine McCann in a stunt that resulted in one of them getting the sack.

The warder and his colleagues from Wandsworth prison in south London wore T-shirts bearing the message “We have Madeleine McCann” written in pen.

They were wearing them on a drunken night out.

Pictures uploaded on Facebook led to jail bosses finding out about the prank – two months after it had happened.

One man lost his job over the incident and five others have been disciplined. An inquiry has been launched.

A Prison Service spokesman said: “An investigation has taken place at HMP Wandsworth and appropriate disciplinary action has been taken following an incident concerning a number of prison officers outside of working hours and away from the prison.

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