Norwich: Man Found Dead At HMP Norwich

3 January 2013, 12:38

A man has died in custody at HMP Norwich.

45-year-old Warren Fernandez was serving a six and a half year sentence for causing death by dangerous driving.

He admitted causing a crash that killed a man in Gorleston in Norfolk in 2008.

The Ministry of Justice have told Heart: "HMP Norwich prisoner Warren Fernandez was found at approximately 5.50am on 28 December 2012.

"Staff attempted CPR and paramedics attended, but he was pronounced dead at approximately 6:10am.

"As with all deaths in custody, the Independent Prisons and Probation Ombudsman will conduct an investigation."

The Norfolk Coroner Office said: The inquest into the death of Warren Dave Steve Maxwell Fernandez was opened by William Armstrong, Norfolk Coroner today.
 
Mr Fernandez who was born in Kenya was found hanging in his cell at Norwich Prison on the morning of Friday 28 December 2012.
 
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
 
The death is not being treated as suspicious.
 
Mr Armstrong added that a Post Mortem examination had been carried out by Dr Geoff Waters who has concluded that the cause of death was asphyxia as a result of hanging.
 
The Inquest has been adjourned to a date to be fixed.

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