Investigation launched into death of Doncaster prisoner

HMP Doncaster
HMP Doncaster

An investigation has been launched into the death of a man in a Doncaster prison.

The inmate was reportedly found hanged in his cell at HMP Doncaster, which is a privately-run jail operated by Serco, yesterday morning.

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The prisoner was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead last night.

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Jerry Spencer, Serco’s Contract Director at HMP Doncaster, said: “Following an incident in the prison on Wednesday morning, a prisoner was taken to hospital, where he later died.

“As with all deaths in prison there will be an investigation and an inquest will be held in due course.”