Two men have been cleared of murdering an inmate in a South Yorkshire prison.
Julian Maylor and Reiss Comrie, both 24, were acquitted of killing Michael Hennessy in Lindholme Prison, Doncaster, by a jury at Sheffield Crown Court.
They took less than four hours to find the men not guilty of stabbing Mr Hennessy to death with a ‘shank’ or homemade knife.
The prosecution said Comrie supplied Maylor with the blade last December and Maylor attacked Hennessy in his cell.
But Maylor’s lawyers said he was acting in self defence and Mr Hennessy, aged 22, had attacked him with the intention of killing him or doing him very serious harm.
Mr Hennessy’s relatives left court in tears.