12/12/2018

Maghaberry Inmate Dies In Custody

A prisoner in Maghaberry has died in custody, the Northern Ireland Prison Service (NIPS) has confirmed.

The 28-year-old man died in hospital on Tuesday, 11 December. His next of kin have been informed.

Investigations into the death have been launched by the PSNI, Coroner and the Prisoner Ombudsman.
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Ronnie Armour, Director General of the NIPS, said: "I would like to extend my sympathy and that of the Northern Ireland Prison Service to the family of the prisoner."

(CD/MH)


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