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Inquiry after man dies in Bedford Prison

An investigation is to take place after a prisoner was found hanged in his cell at Bedford Prison on Christmas Eve.

Timothy Mahoney, 39, was found at about 09:00 GMT on Saturday.

The Prison Service said: "Staff attempted resuscitation and an ambulance was called but he (Mahoney) was pronounced dead at 09:37 GMT.

"As with all deaths in custody the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman will conduct an investigation."

The police, coroner and next of kin have been informed.

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