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Inquest to probe Pentonville Prison cell death

13 October, 2017

Pentonville Prison 

AN inquest into the death of a man found hanged in his cell at Pentonville Prison will look at why he was moved to another wing the day before his death.

Mark Doyle, 45, was found in his cell late on March 22. Staff tried to revive him and he was taken to University College Hospital, where he died later.

At a pre-inquest review on Wednesday, St Pancras Coroner’s Court heard that the day before his death, Mr Doyle, who had an addiction, had been moved from F Wing – which has specialist support for people with drug and alcohol problems – to G Wing, which does not have the same level of support.

Another prisoner, Jamal Mahmoud, 21, was fatally stabbed on G Wing in October last year. Three men are currently on trial for murder.

Scheduled to last a week, the inquest into Mr Doyle’s death will be heard before a jury from December 4.

An inquest will begin on October 23 into the death of Vilhemas Borketas, 24, who was found hanged in his cell at the prison in November last year.

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