Two found hanged in Leeds jail on same night

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Two prisoners have been found hanged in their cells at the same prison within hours of each other.

The discoveries of the bodies of Michael Clegg and Stuart Longstaff take the number of deaths at HMP Leeds in West Yorkshire to four this year - twice last year's total.

A Home Office spokeswoman said both were held in "completely separate areas of the prison" and the deaths, eight hours apart, were not linked.

Clegg, who was on remand awaiting sentence for sex offences, was found in his cell at 11.20pm last night. He was pronounced dead at 11.50pm.

The 38-year-old from Pontefract, who had not been deemed as being at risk of self-harm.

Eight hours later, a convicted murderer, Stuart Longstaff, was found in his cell at 7.20am. He was pronounced dead at 8am.

The 43-year-old from Bradford was serving a life sentence and was also not seen as being at risk from self-harm.

The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman will investigate.