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Man (22) dies in custody at Maghaberry Prison

A prisoner has passed away in Maghaberry Prison this morning (Thursday).

The Northern Ireland Prison Service has announced the death in custody of the 22-year-old man.

The prisoner died on Thursday morning, 30 August. His next of kin have been informed.

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.”

There are no further details at this stage.

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