Prisoner found hanged in cell
Monday 11 October 2010
A 31-year-old man who was jailed indefinitely for public protection was found hanging in his cell, the Prison Service said today.
Kenneth Bates, who was told he must serve a minimum of five years for wounding with intent and causing grievous bodily harm, was found in his cell at the Category C Gartree jail in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, yesterday.
Staff and paramedics tried to resuscitate him but he was pronounced dead shortly after 8.30am.
A Prison Service spokeswoman said: "HMP Gartree prisoner Kenneth Bates was found hanging in his cell on Sunday October 10.
"Staff and paramedics attended and attempted to resuscitate him; however he was pronounced dead on at 8.35am.
"As with all deaths in custody, the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman will conduct an investigation."
A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Thatcher ‘was warned of Tory child sex party claims’
Israel-Gaza conflict: President Obama presses Netanyahu to call ‘immediate and unconditional’ Gaza ceasefire
Lauren Goodger sex tape: Reality star calls for tougher laws on revenge porn after intimate video leaks online
Iraq crisis: End 'very near' for Christianity after Isis takeover, says Bishop
Israel-Gaza conflict: The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Opponents of Israel's military operation in Gaza are the real enemies of Middle Eastern peace
Were 'Poor Doors' added to mixed developments so wealthy residents don't have to go in alongside social housing tenants?
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
- 1 Christians: The world's most persecuted people
- 2 Israel-Gaza conflict: The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
- 3 Thatcher ‘was warned of Tory child sex party claims’
- 5 The Simpsons Family Guy trailer: First look at crossover episode after Comic-Con debut