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Third prisoner to die in custody after testing positive for covid-19

third prisoner to die in custody after testing positive for covid 19

A 77-year-old man has become the third prisoner to die in custody after testing positive for covid-19. He is the second prisoner to die at HMP Littlehey in Cambridgeshire with the virus.

The 77-year-old died in hospital on Friday March 27.

It is the second death at the prison that has related to Covid-19.

Edwin Hillier, 84, died on Sunday (March 22), 48 hours after he was rushed to hospital from his cell in HMP Littlehey.

The Ministry of Justice said the second death will be independently investigated, as with all deaths that happen in custody.