Murder probe after Wandsworth prison death

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Image caption Police were called to Wandsworth prison to reports of prisoner dead in a cell

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a prisoner was found dead in a London jail.

Officers were called to Wandsworth Prison in south London at 07:35 BST on Monday to reports a male prisoner was dead in a cell, Scotland Yard said.

The man, who has not been formally identified but is believed to be in his 60s, was pronounced dead at hospital at 08:52 BST.

A man in his 40s, also a prisoner, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

A post-mortem examination is to take place in due course, a Yard spokesman said.

Wandsworth, a category B prison, is the largest in the UK and one of the biggest in western Europe, and can hold more than 1,800 prisoners.

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