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Inmate found hanged in Birmingham cell

A 40-year-old inmate has been found hanged in his cell, the Prison Service has said.

Paul O'Connor, who was on remand awaiting trial on a charge of attempted murder, was found hanged at HMP Birmingham on Saturday afternoon.

The inmate was taken to City Hospital and pronounced dead at about 0200 BST.

The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman will conduct an investigation as with all deaths in custody, the Prison Service said.

The inmate was found in his cell shortly before 1430 BST on Saturday.

Staff at the prison attempted to resuscitate the inmate before an ambulance took him to City Hospital.

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