Inmate murder arrest over Nottingham prison death

HMP Nottingham
Image caption An 80-year-old prisoner was pronounced dead at HMP Nottingham on Thursday

A 24-year-old inmate has been arrested on suspicion of murder after an 80-year-old man died at Nottingham prison.

Police were called to HMP Nottingham on Thursday after reports of a serious assault.

The 80-year-old man, who was also an inmate, was pronounced dead at about 17:00 GMT, a Nottinghamshire Police spokesman said.

A post-mortem examination will take place later to establish the cause of the prisoner's death.

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