Jeremy Thomas
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Murdered Darren Thomas had 'beautiful soul', says brother

Prison authorities in Cardiff failed to properly assess the risk posed by a prisoner who went on to murder his cellmate, a report has found.

Colin Capp, 23, was jailed for life for Darren Thomas's murder in March 2015 - a month after nursing staff referred Capp for a mental health assessment due to suicide and self-harm risk.

An ombudsman found the assessment was not done, despite an appointment.

A Prison Service spokeswoman said lessons would be learned.

Jeremy Thomas told BBC Wales he has struggled to move on after the death of his brother, who he described as having a "beautiful soul".

  • 24 Mar 2016