Tayside and Central Scotland

Perth prisoner dies in hospital

An inmate from Perth Prison died in hospital on Saturday, the Scottish Prison Service has confirmed.

Edward Burns, 47, was serving a sentence of three years and six months. He was jailed at Dundee Sheriff Court on 18 March.

The prison service said police and Burns' next of kin had been informed. No information has been released on how he died.

A fatal accident inquiry will now be held.

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