Murder in Prison

Cloverhill Prison, Dublin: Man arrested in murder investigation

A man in his 50s has been arrested at Cloverhill Prison in Dublin on suspicion of murder. It follows the launch of a murder investigation after a man, who was in his 30s, died in the jail. Gardaí (Irish police) and emergency services were called shortly after midnight on Saturday following an altercation between two prisoners. The […]

Richard Huckle stabbed to death at Full Sutton Prison

One of Britain’s worst paedophiles, who abused up to 200 Malaysian children, has been stabbed to death in prison. Richard Huckle was murdered at HMP Full Sutton in Yorkshire on Sunday, sources said. The Sun reported that he had been stabbed to death with a makeshift blade and was found in his cell. Huckle was given […]

Murder Trial: HMP Pentonville. Officers “Did Favours” for Inmates Jury Told

Prison officers at a north London jail would regularly do “favours” for prisoners, including smuggling contraband, the widow of a fatally-stabbed inmate has told a court. New father Jamal Mahmoud, 21, was allegedly attacked by three fellow prisoners in a battle over illicit phones and a knife on G Wing of HMP Pentonville on October […]

Mentally ill inmate admits battering cell-mate to death

A mentally ill prisoner has admitted battering his cell mate over the head with a television set as he awaited trial for a random attack on a walker at popular beauty spot. In June 2014, Taras Nykolyn, 46, pounced on Roger Maxwell as he took an early morning stroll near the Windmill landmark on Wimbledon […]

Prisoner jailed for fatal jail attack

A prisoner who attacked a fellow inmate causing his death a week later has been jailed for four years. Alastaire Scott, 23, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of 28-year-old Frazer Stent at HMP Rochester and was jailed at Maidstone Crown Court. The fatal attack took place in the Chilham Wing at the category Cprison on […]

Inmate murdered at Cork Prison this evening

A post-mortem examination will take place tomorrow following the fatal stabbing of an inmate at Cork Prison this evening. The body of the victim is expected to be removed to the morgue at Cork University Hospital overnight. A post-mortem examination will be carried out by State Pathologist, Professor Marie Cassidy. The incident happened at around 5pm this evening in […]

Murdered prisoner named

  A man allegedly murdered in jail was named tonight as Wadid Barsoum, 66. He was found in a cell at Britain’s largest prison,Wandsworth, yesterday morning. Scotland Yard has said officers were called to the south London jail to reports of a male prisoner dead in a cell. A spokesman said Taras Nykolyn, 46, also […]

Prisoner murdered in London jail

A man has been murdered in jail, police said. Officers were called to Wandsworth Prison in south London at 7.35am today to reports of a male prisoner dead in a cell, Scotland Yard said. The victim is believed to be aged in his 60s and though next of kin have been informed, formal identification has […]

Jail Staff Criticised Over Prisoner Killing

Former Irish prisoner Gary Douch had consumed “a considerable amount of alcohol” in a cell in Mountjoy jail just before being beaten to death by a prisoner who was displaying psychosis, a report has found.The two men should never have been placed in the same cell together, the Commission of Investigation into the 2006 killing […]