Inmate murdered at Cork Prison this evening

Cork Prison, Irish Republic
Cork Prison, Irish Republic

A post-mortem examination will take place tomorrow following the fatal stabbing of an inmate at Cork Prison this evening.

The body of the victim is expected to be removed to the morgue at Cork University Hospital overnight.

A post-mortem examination will be carried out by State Pathologist, Professor Marie Cassidy.

The incident happened at around 5pm this evening in the kitchen of the prison.

Prison sources said that a row may have broken out over a television remote control.

The victim, a man in his early 40s from Bandon, Co Cork, was stabbed in the chest and died a short time later.

He was not known to be a violent inmate.

The scene has been sealed off for forensic examination.

An inmate in his 30s has been isolated.

The Prison Service has said it is to carry out a review at Cork Prison and the Inspector of Prisons will conduct an inquiry but the garda’s criminal investigation will take precedence.

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