53-Year-Old Dies In Custody At Maghaberry Prison

A 53-year-old has reportedly died in custody at Maghaberry Prison, the Northern Ireland Prison Service has announced.

The Department of Justice has reported that the prisoner died on Saturday 28 August, that his next of kin have been informed and that the death was not covid related.

As with standard procedure, the PSNI, Coroner and Prisoner Ombudsman have launched investigations into the death.
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Ronnie Armour, Director General of the Northern Ireland Prison Service, said: "I would like to extend my sympathy, and that of the Northern Ireland Prison Service, to the family of the prisoner. My thoughts are with them at this difficult time."

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