Two prisoners found hanging in North West cells


Two inmates have been found hanging in prison cells in Cheshire and Merseyside in the past few days.

The body of David Corrigan, 25, was found at Risley prison, Warrington, early on Saturday.

Anthony Norton, who was on remand charged with arson over a fire in Runcorn, was found at Altcourse Prison in Liverpool on Monday.

The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman will conduct investigations, the Prison Service said.

Corrigan had been serving a four-year extended sentence after being recalled over a breach of the conditions of his release. He was originally convicted of grievous bodily harm.

Family tributes

Family members have paid tribute to Mr Corrigan by posting poems on the website

In one post, his mother Margaret wrote: "Still cannot believe it just does not seem real, my heart is broke into pieces no1 can understand how I feel.

"You were my little angel David and now you have your wings."

The Prison Service said 45-year-old Mr Norton had been on suicide watch at Altcourse before his death.

He was on remand charged with arson following a fire inside a block of flats in Appleton Village, in Runcorn, on 7 March.

"As with all deaths in custody, the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman will conduct an investigation," a spokesman said.

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