Tyne & Wear

Frankland Prison murder accused pair in court

Mitchell Harrison
Image caption Mitchell Harrison died from multiple injuries

Two prisoners charged with the murder of another inmate at a County Durham jail have appeared in court.

Michael Parr, 32, and Nathan Mann, 23, were arrested after the body of Mitchell Harrison was found in a cell at Frankland Prison on Saturday.

No plea was entered and the pair will next appear at Newcastle Crown Court on 20 January.

Harrison, 23, was jailed in 2010 for raping a 13-year-old girl at a property in Kendal, Cumbria.

Originally from Wolverhampton, he was serving an indeterminate sentence of at least four-and-a-half years.

A post-mortem examination revealed he died from multiple injuries.

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