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Bedford prisoner dies after hanging in cell

A convicted thief died in hospital after being found hanging in his cell in Bedford jail.

Shaun Johnson, 53, was serving two years after being convicted of theft and possession of an offensive weapon.

He was found hanging in his cell on Friday night and died on Monday, the Prison Service said.

A Prison Service spokesman said: "As with all deaths in custody, the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman will conduct an investigation."

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