Paedophile found hanged in jail

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The Independent Online
A paedophile serving a life sentence has been found hanged in his prison cell, the prison service said yesterday. Paul Jackson, 41, was convicted at Preston Crown Court in January 1996 of charges of gross indecency and buggery with children. He was sentenced to life in prison five months later. Staff at Brixton prison found him hanging in his cell in the segregation unit at 6.30am on Friday.

A prison service spokesman said that next of kin, the police and the coroner had been informed. An internal investigation into the death will be held at the prison.