Prisoner found dead at Maghaberry
Published Sunday, 08 July 2012
A prisoner has been found dead in his cell at Maghaberry, the Northern Ireland Prison Service said.
An investigation is underway. (© UTV)
Niall Oliver Leonard was discovered in a collapsed state in the early hours of Sunday.
Staff tried to revive the 37-year-old but he was pronounced dead at 2am.
The PSNI, Coroner and Prisoner Ombudsman have been notified and investigations are ongoing. His family has also been informed.
Prison Service Director General Sue McAllister said: "On behalf of the Northern Ireland Prison Service, I would like to extend my sympathy to the family.
"This is a tragedy and my thoughts are with them at this difficult time."