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Inquest begins into death of prisoner with mental health problems

Sheldon Woodford had a history of mental health problems Credit: Dorset Police

An inquest has begun into the death of a prisoner with mental health problems at HMP Winchester.

The jury at Winchester Coroner's Court heard that 24 year-old Sheldon Woodford took his own life in March 2015. He was found hanged in his cell.

Sheldon Woodford was found hanged at HMP Winchester Credit: ITV Meridian

Woodford had been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to robbery.

The inquest was told that he had a history of mental health problems and was considered "at high risk of self-harming".

Watch Sam Holder explain the opening day of the inquest below: