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Man charged with murder of women dies hours before appearing in court

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A man has died in custody hours before he was due to appear in court charged with the murder of a woman from Berkshire.

25 year old Janine Bowter was found dead in Thatcham on Tuesday.

32 year old John Wright from Hollands in Thatcham appeared at Reading Magistrates Court yesterday (Thursday 14th December 2017.)

He was due to stand trial at the crown court this morning (Friday 15th December 2017.)

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A Prison Service spokesperson from the Ministry of Justice said,

HMP Bullingdon prisoner John Wright (DOB 1/4/85) died in custody on Thursday 14 December.

As with all deaths in custody, there will be an independent investigation by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman. It would therefore be inappropriate to comment further at this stage.

– Ministry of Justice