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Investigation as inmate dies in Northern Ireland prison

Maghaberry Prison (Michael Cooper/PA)
Maghaberry Prison (Michael Cooper/PA)

A prisoner has died in the Northern Ireland's Maghaberry prison.

The Northern Ireland Prison Service said the 28-year-old died on Tuesday afternoon. His next of kin has been informed.

As is standard procedure, the PSNI, coroner and Prisoner Ombudsman have launched investigations into the death.

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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