Maghaberry prisoner death

Date published: 09 March 2019

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The Northern Ireland Prison Service can confirm that a 24 year old man, recently in custody in Maghaberry Prison, died in hospital last night (Friday 8 March).

His next of kin have been informed.

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

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

 

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

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