Inmate charged with Wandsworth Prison murder

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

An inmate has been charged with murder after another prisoner was found dead in a cell.

Wadid Barsoum, 66, was discovered by prison guards at HMP Wandsworth in South London at about 07:35 BST on Monday.

Fellow inmate Taras Nykolyn, 46, is due before Wimbledon Magistrates' Court later charged with murder.

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

Wandsworth, a category B prison, is the largest in the UK, holding more than 1,800 prisoners.

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