Highlands & Islands

Elgin assault accused dies in Inverness Prison

A teenager has died while in custody at Inverness Prison, the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) has said.

Ryan McNeil was remanded for a charge of assault to severe injury and permanent disfigurement at Elgin Sheriff Court.

The SPS said the 19-year-old died on Saturday.

Northern Constabulary has been informed of the death and a report will go to the procurator fiscal. A fatal accident inquiry could follow later.

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