Tayside and Central Scotland

Perth prisoner dies in hospital

An inmate at Perth Prison has died in hospital, the Scottish Prison Service has said.

Robert Marshall, 35, was two years into a five-year sentence for theft by housebreaking.

He was convicted in June 2008 after a trial which took place at Arbroath Sheriff Court.

The prison service said police and the next-of-kin had been informed. A fatal accident inquiry will be held in due course.