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Prisoner death at Maghaberry

The Northern Ireland Prison Service has announced the death in custody of a 53-year-old prisoner at Maghaberry Prison. The death is not being treated as Covid related.

The prisoner died on Saturday 28 August.

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.”