Man dies in custody at Maghaberry prison

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By David Hunter

A man has died in custody at Maghaberry Prison. 

The 22-year-old passed away this morning and his next of Kin have been informed. 

In line with procedures, the PSNI, Coroner and Prisoner Ombudsman have also been notified. 

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."

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