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Wednesday, 4 Oct, 2006

Prescoed Escapee Found Hanged

A murderer who went missing from an open prison before being recaptured more than two months later has died after he was found hanging in his cell, the Prison Service said today. Lee Dewhurst, 35, from Rochdale, Greater Manchester, was found hanging by prison officers at HMP Bristol on Sunday…
A third of all inmates in Welsh prisons have no need to be there, says a senior probation service official. South Wales Probation chief executive Ian Lankshear told BBC Wales' Week In Week Out they could be safely managed in the community if better supervised.
A headmaster took a boy into his bed and sexually assaulted him during a school trip, a court heard yesterday. Christopher Barker, 45, a headteacher in Wrexham, is accused of abusing the schoolboy on five separate occasions. Mold Crown Court heard Barker had developed an "unusually close and affectionate" relationship…
A 22-year-old man has died in hospital after he was arrested by police for his own safety. The man, from Newport, South Wales, was reported missing on Saturday. A Gwent Police spokeswoman said that following a search of the area he was found by officers and arrested under the Mental…