Essex

Chelmsford prison death: Police prepare file for coroner

Chelmsford Prison
Image caption Police are preparing a file for the coroner into Rocky Stenning's death

Police are preparing a file for the Essex coroner after the death of an inmate at Chelmsford Prison.

Rocky Stenning, 26, was found in his cell at 15:00 BST on Thursday and pronounced dead at the scene.

The case is not being treated as suspicious, police said.

The Prison Service said: "Prisoner Rocky Stenning died in custody and as with all such deaths there will be an independent investigation by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman."

Essex Police said: "His death is currently being treated as unexplained, but not suspicious."

This is believed to be the 11th person to have died in non-suspicious circumstances at the jail in the past five years.

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