Tayside and Central Scotland

Perth prisoner Richard Lindsay dies in hospital

A 32-year-old prisoner who was being held at Perth jail has died in hospital, prison authorities have confirmed.

Richard Lindsay was convicted of shoplifting and drug offences at Perth Sheriff Court on Friday.

A spokesman for the Scottish Prison Service said he died at Perth Royal Infirmary.

A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal. A Fatal Accident Inquiry may be held in due course.

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