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Mailbreak Prisoner sent death threat letter to businessman using Maghaberry 'jail mail'

It was reported that the contents of the letter detailed how the businessman, a north Down anti-drugs campaigner, should look out for "two men on a large motorbike."

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The prisoner used the prison's internal mail system to get the letter deliver outside HMP Maghaberry

The prisoner used the prison's internal mail system to get the letter deliver outside HMP Maghaberry

The prisoner used the prison's internal mail system to get the letter deliver outside HMP Maghaberry

The police have launched a probe after a prisoner inside HMP Maghaberry managed to send a death threat to a person outside of the confines of the prison walls.

The prisoner, who has previous criminal convictions, had been remanded in custody for breaching a restraining order and making another threat to kill.

It is understood the inmate used the prison's internal mail system to deliver the letter he penned, in which the threats were made, to the outside world.

Staff inside Maghaberry are within the law if they open and read inmates personal correspondence, with the exception of legal communications.

The lag in question has allegedly threatened the businessman who was the recipient of the letter in the past.

It was reported in the Irish News that the contents of the letter detailed how the businessman, a north Down anti-drugs campaigner, should look out for "two men on a large motorbike".

The author, who refers to himself in the third person, goes on to say that he has been "handling weapons from 11 and targeting republicans at 15".

He also names two other men in the letter, detailing their vehicles, referring to them as "b******s" and adding that they will be "sorted in time".

A spokesperson for the PSNI said: "We do not discuss the security of individuals and no inference should be drawn from this.

"However, if we receive information that a person's life may be at risk we will inform them accordingly. We never ignore anything which may put an individual at risk."

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