A prisoner in Maghaberry has died today (Tuesday), it has been confirmed.
The Northern Ireland Prison Service confirmed the death in custody of a 28-year-old prisoner this evening.
The prisoner died on Tuesday afternoon (December 11) at a 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, Director General 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.”