Prisoner (24) dies while in custody at Maghaberry jail

Maghaberry Prison
Maghaberry Prison

A foreign national being held at Maghaberry Prison, County Antrim has died in custody.

The 24-year-old was taken to hospital while in custodyon February 11, but died yesterday.

The PSNI, Prison Ombudsman and Coroner have begun to investigate the man's death.

Prison Service Director General, Sue McAllister, said: “I extend my sympathy and that of the Northern Ireland Prison Service to the family of the prisoner who has sadly died. This is a tragedy and my thoughts are with them at this difficult time."