Female Inmate Found Dead In HMP Style Cheshire

Female Inmate Found Dead In HMP Style Cheshire

By Sammie Jones-

A 48 year old woman has died  at HMP Styal on Friday, the prison service has confirmed.

Ms Knowles, 48, is strangely the fourth inmate to die at the prison, near Wilmslow, in the space of 15 months.

Police confirmed that her death is not being treated as suspicious, but did not reveal the circumstances of her death. News of a death in prison without the circumstances of the death is never god enough, and may actually be suspicious.

The Prison and Probation Ombudsman (PPO) – which looks into all deaths and complaints in custody – will now lead an independent investigation into her death.

A Cheshire Police spokesperson confirmed that officers were called to reports of the sudden death of a 48-year-old woman at Styal Prison, in Wilmslow, at around 1am on Friday May 10.

Many inmates who die in orison either commit suicide or are killed, according to investigations by The Eye Of Media.Com in the past after speaking to jail birds. The police often go by what they are told by the prison authorities, and it is sometimes difficult to establish the facts.

There is no evidence in this case to suggest that the death was anything than a natural death, but the report of a none suspicious death is inadequate

A police spokesperson added: “The death is not being treated as suspicious and a case file will be prepared for the coroner.”

A Prison Service spokesperson said: “HMP Styal prisoner Susan Knowles died in prison on 10 May 2019 and our condolences are with her family and friends at this difficult time.

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

Another woman, Nicola Birchall, 41, died while in custody at HMP Styal in February 2018.

 

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