Prisoner dies in Maghaberry

A prisoner has died in Maghaberry Prison, confirmed the Northern Ireland Prison Service.

Thursday, 30th August 2018, 4:09 pm
Updated Monday, 3rd September 2018, 12:17 pm
The prisoner died on Thursday morning.

The 22 year-old man died on Thursday morning, August 30. His next of kin have been informed.

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As with standard procedure, the PSNI, Coroner and Prisoner Ombudsman have been informed.

Ronnie Armour, Director General of the Northern Ireland Prison Service, said: "On behalf of the Northern Ireland Prison Service, I would like to extend my sympathy to the family of the prisoner. My thoughts are with them at this difficult time."