Death of HMP Thameside prisoner by sharp throat “not suspect”, police say

Death of HMP Thameside prisoner by sharp throat

HMP Thameside prisoner in Greenwich died after being cut in the throat.

Metropolitan police have confirmed that an inmate from HMP Thameside at Griffin Manor Way, near Woolwich, died Sunday morning (January 13) after being found with the injury.

The detainee, in his forties, was found at 2.30 a.m. in the category B prison managed by the security company Serco.

Police initially investigated the murder and arrested a man in his thirties suspected of murder, but have now found the incident not suspicious.

The man was released pending further investigation.

Following a post mortem examination which analyzed the injury and taking into account all other evidence at the scene, the police will no longer investigate the death.

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A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: “A special post-mortem examination took place after the death of an inmate at HMP Thameside in Greenwich.

“The examination took place on Monday 13 January and gave the cause of death in the form of incised neck injuries.

“Following this result and after considering all the available evidence, the police do not consider this death to be suspect.

“A file will now be prepared for the coroner. The family is taken care of by specialized officers.”