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Child killer suspected to have been murdered in a prison near York.


12:12pm 23rd February 2011
(Updated 12:13pm 23rd February 2011)

A murder inquiry has been launched following the death of a prisoner at Full Sutton Prison last night (Tuesday 22 February 2011).

Humberside Police received a call from the prison service at 1924hrs reporting that there was an incident on-going at prison.

At 2007hrs we received a further call stating that a 38-year-old man who had been involved in the incident had died.

The man who died was prisoner Colin Hatch and his family have been informed..

A post mortem is taking place later today.

A 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder 
and he is in custody at the prison with plans to move him to a police station at a later date.

Humberside Police are working with the prison service and investigating the incident.

The incident is being investigated by a team of detectives based at the Major Incident Room in Kellythorpe, led by Senior Investigating Officer Detective Superintendent Dena Fleming.


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