Death in custody

Date published: 30 August 2018


The Northern Ireland Prison Service has announced the death in custody of a 22 year old prisoner at Maghaberry Prison.

NI Prison Service signage

The prisoner died on Thursday morning, 30 August. His next of kin have been informed.

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

Ronnie Armour, Director General of the Northern Ireland Prison Service, said: "On behalf of the Northern Ireland Prison Service, I would like to extend my sympathy to the family of the prisoner. My thoughts are with them at this difficult time."

Notes to editors: 

  1. All media enquiries should be directed to the Department of Justice Press Office on 028 9052 6444. Out of office hours please contact the duty press officer on 028 9037 8110.

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