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Inmate charged with killing fellow Barlinnie prisoner

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Image caption The inmate died at Barlinnie Prison in the early hours of Thursday

A man has appeared in court charged with murdering a fellow prisoner at Glasgow's Barlinnie jail.

John Clark is alleged to have killed a 22-year-old sex offender in his cell.

Clark appeared in private at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Friday. The 22-year-old made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody.

The prisoner's body was found by officers in his cell in E Hall on the fourth floor of the jail at about 02:00 on Thursday.

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