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Prisoner (24) dies in custody at Maghaberry jail

Published 23/02/2016

A 24-year-old man who was being held in Maghaberry jail has died in custody.

The foreign national was being detained while awaiting trial.

The prisoner was taken from Maghaberry Prison to hospital on Thursday, February 11 and died on Monday.

The PSNI, Coroner and Prisoner Ombudsman have launched investigations into the death.

Prison Service Director General Sue McAllister said: “I extend my sympathy and that of the Northern Ireland Prison Service to the family of the prisoner who has sadly died. This is a tragedy and my thoughts are with them at this difficult time."

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