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Investigation launched after prisoner (33) dies in Maghaberry

Maghaberry Prison
Maghaberry Prison

A 33-year-old man has died in Maghaberry Prison.

The Northern Ireland Prison Service confirmed the prisoner had died in custody on Monday morning at a hospital.

The man's next of kin have been informed.

The PSNI, Coroner and Prisoner Ombudsman have launched an investigation into the death, as is standard procedure.

Ronnie Armour, Head 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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