Foreign prisoner dies in Maghaberry

The former officer said recruits to the prison service could not be paid highly enough
The former officer said recruits to the prison service could not be paid highly enough

A foreign prisoner has died in Northern Ireland, officials have confirmed.

The unconvicted inmate 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.”