Inmate dies after prison ‘assault’

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Published: Tuesday 4th November 2014 by The News Editor

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A prisoner who was allegedly punched by another inmate has died.

Fraser Stent, 28, died in hospital a week after the alleged incident at HMP Rochester, a Prison Service spokeswoman said.

Kent Police were called to the jail on October 12 and a 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and bailed until February.

He has since been returned to prison, police said.

A force spokeswoman said inquiries were continuing to establish the circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

The Prison Service spokeswoman said: “Following an incident at HMP Rochester, Fraser Stent was pronounced dead at an outside hospital on Sunday October 19.

“Officers from Kent Police have been informed and are investigating.

“As with all deaths in custody, there will be an investigation by the independent Prisons and Probation Ombudsman.”

Published: Tuesday 4th November 2014 by The News Editor

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