Prisoner dies in Magilligan jail

A 27-year-old prisoner has died in custody at Magilligan Prison in Co Londonderry.

Friday, 4th August 2017, 3:18 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 12:16 pm
Magilligan Prison, Co Derry.

The Northern Ireland Prison Service confirmed the man died at the prison in Co Londonderry on Friday morning. His next of kin have been informed.

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As with standard procedure, the PSNI, Coroner and Prisoner Ombudsman have launched investigations into the death.

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.”