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Probe launched after foreign prisoner held at Maghaberry dies

Published 23/02/2016

A foreign prisoner has died in Northern Ireland, officials have confirmed
A foreign prisoner has died in Northern Ireland, officials have confirmed

A foreign prisoner has died in Northern Ireland, officials have confirmed.

The unconvicted inmate awaiting trial was from taken from Maghaberry to hospital on February 11. He died on Monday, a Prison Service statement said.

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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