Leeds & West Yorkshire

Prisoner found hanged in his cell at HMP Leeds

A remand prisoner has been found hanged in his cell at a West Yorkshire jail.

The Prison Service said Matthew Brown, 23, was found at HMP Leeds at about 0540 BST.

Mr Brown had been accused of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and sexual assault.

A spokeswoman said efforts were made to revive him but he was pronounced dead at 0551 BST. The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman will carry out an inquiry.

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