Nottingham

Inquiry after two Nottingham prisoners die in two days

Nottingham Prison GV Image copyright PA
Image caption HMP Nottingham is just north of the city centre and holds about 1,060 inmates

Two inmates have died in custody on consecutive days at a prison criticised for its "appalling" death rate.

The Prison Service said Wyndham Thomas, 41, died on 6 November and George McCallum, 79, a day later.

A spokeswoman said there would be investigations by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman but did not reveal any further details.

Eight Nottingham Prison inmates killed themselves between February 2016 and January 2018.

The Chief Inspector of Prisons, Peter Clarke, described the suicide rate at Nottingham as "tragic and appalling" in a report published in March.

He has ordered the government to improve the "dangerous" jail.

Inmate Robert Frejus, 29, died in October but the cause has not yet been revealed.

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