Belfast Telegraph

Jail inquiry begins after death of inmate at Maghaberry

By Staff Reporter

Investigations are under way into the death of a prisoner who collapsed in his cell at Maghaberry.

Liam Mulhern from west Belfast was treated at the Co Antrim prison after collapsing on Monday.

The 30-year-old was taken to Craigavon Area Hospital where he died on Thursday afternoon.

Mr Mulhern had been serving a sentence for armed robbery.

It is understood he had a number of health problems.

The PSNI is investigating the circumstances of the death.

The Prison Ombudsman has also launched an investigation into the death.

Solicitor Kevin Winters said: "The family need immediate and full disclosure about the circumstances of Liam's collapse, treatment and death while in the care of the Prison Service."

Belfast Telegraph