Tenth inmate dies at Parc Prison in Bridgend since February

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Families of inmates protested outside the prison at the weekend, demanding answers over the deaths. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Another inmate has died at Parc Prison in Bridgend, bringing the total number to 10 since February.

Warren Manners, 38, died on Wednesday, 29 May, prison operator G4S confirmed.

In a statement, the private security company said: “As with all deaths in custody, this will be investigated by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman and the cause of death is for the Coroner to determine."

It added: "Our thoughts are with his family and friends."

A South Wales Police spokesperson said: "South Wales Police was called just after 12.20pm, Wednesday May 29, with a report of a sudden death of a 38-year-old man at HMP Parc.

"Investigations are continuing into the circumstances surrounding the death, however at this time it is not believed to be suspicious. HM Coroner has been informed. It will be for HM Coroner to give a determination on the cause of death."

Families of inmates held protests outside the prison at the weekend, demanding answers over the recent deaths.

Mr Manners' death brings the total to 10 in three months.

Speaking to ITV Cymru Wales, a current inmate last month described the prison as a "war zone".

A former worker at the Bridgend prison also told ITV they felt unsafe, while another claimed they were only searched once in a decade while working there.