Northern Ireland

Inmate dies in Maghaberry Prison

Maghaberry prison
Image caption The prisoner died at H.M Prison Maghaberry near Lisburn

The Northern Ireland Prison Service has confirmed the death of a 30-year-old prisoner at Maghaberry Prison.‎

The PSNI, Coroner and Prisoner Ombudsman have launched investigations into the death.

Prison Service Director General Sue McAllister said: "I extend my sympathy and that of the Northern Ireland Prison Service to the family of the prisoner who has died.

"This is a tragedy and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time."

A Prison Service statement added that ‎"while investigations are ongoing it would be inappropriate to provide any further comment".