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Prisoner dies in Maghaberry while awaiting trial

The man had been taken to hospital on February 11
By Michael McHugh, Press Association

A FOREIGN national has died in jail, officials have confirmed.

The unconvicted man awaiting trial was from taken from Maghaberry to hospital on February 11. He died on Monday, a Prison Service statement said.

The PSNI, coroner and Prisoner Ombudsman have launched investigations into the 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."

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