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Prisoner found dead in Maghaberry prison

Northern IrelandBy Jamie McDowell
Maghaberry Prison
Maghaberry Prison

An inmate has been found dead in Maghaberry prison in County Antrim.

The Police Ombudsman has launched an investigation into the 30-year-old's death.

Sue McAllister of the Prison Service said: “I extend my sympathy and that of the Northern Ireland Prison Service to the family of the prisoner who has died.

"This is a tragedy and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time."

The Prison Service said that "while investigations are ongoing it would be inappropriate to provide any further comment".