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Investigation launched after prisoner dies in Maghaberry

An investigation has been launched following the death of a prisoner in Maghaberry this morning (Monday).

The Northern Ireland Prison Service can confirm the death in custody of a 33-year-old inmate.

The prisoner died on Monday morning at an unnamed hospital.

His next of kin have been informed.

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.”

There are no further details at this stage

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