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Prison service confirm death of man (63) in Maghaberry

The Northern Ireland Prison Service has confirmed the death in custody of a 63-year-old prisoner from Maghaberry Prison.

The prisoner died on Monday morning, February 25.

His next of kin have been informed.

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

Ronnie Armour, Head of the Northern Ireland Prison Service said: “I would like to extend my sympathy to the family of the prisoner. My thoughts are with them at this difficult time.”

The Belfast Telegraph are reporting the death as that of Liam Adams, a convicted paedophile.

Mr Adams had been receiving end-of-life care for terminal cancer in a Belfast hospice.

He was moved to the hospice earlier this month from Maghaberrry Prison, where he had been serving a 16-year sentence for rape and sexual assault.

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