Inmate has throat 'slashed' in Thameside 'prison murder'

12 January 2020, 19:41

HMP Thameside
HMP Thameside. Picture: Google

By Maddie Goodfellow

Police were called to HMP Thameside after a man in his 40s was killed inside the prison.

The killing happened in the early hours of Sunday morning, shortly after 2.30am.

A man in his 30s has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the attack at the prison in Greenwich.

The victim is said to have been slashed across the throat by a fellow prisoner.

Police are currently investigating the attack.

A Met Police spokesman said: “Police were called at 02:37hrs on Sunday, 12 January to HMP Thameside in Greenwich after an inmate was discovered suffering from a slash injury.

“The man, aged in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene by London Ambulance Service.

“Officers are working to inform his next of kin. Formal identification and a post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

“A man, believed to be aged in his late 30s, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and taken into custody.

“Officers from the Specialist Crime Command have been informed and enquiries into the circumstances continue.”