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Image caption The inmate, in his 40s, was found with his throat slashed at HMP Thameside. A prisoner who died inside a privately-run jail may have cut his own throat, the Met Police said. The inmate, in his 40s, died after his throat was slashed at HMP Thameside in Greenwich, south-east London, at about 02:30 GMT on Sunday. He was pronounced dead at the Category B prison run by the private company Serco, which holds some 1,200 inmates. Police said a male prisoner in his late 30s arrested on suspicion of murder has been released, under investigation. "Officers are working to establish the full circumstances, including whether the deceased's injuries were self-inflicted or the result of an assault," the Met Police said. Full story

13 January