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James Colton inquest: Medics criticised for missing cancer

Failures by prison medics to detect a killer's cancer and potentially prolong has life have been criticised by the prisons ombudsman.

Following an inquest, a jury returned a narrative conclusion into the death of James Colton, 34, from Swansea, who had complained of back pain for months.

Colton, who was serving a life sentence for the murder of a friend, died two days after being transferred to hospital from Long Lartin prison in Worcestershire.

The Ministry of Justice said it will consider the findings of the inquest.

Caroline Evans reports.

  • 20 Jan 2015
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