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Police investigate hanging death of prisoner

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Nicholas said the incident took place on Saturday

(SNO) – Lawmen are presently investigating the death of a prisoner who was found hanging in bathroom at the Laborie Police Station on Saturday.

The dead man has been identified as Shem Sinaise of Laborie.

At a press briefing, Superintendent of Police, George Nicholas, said Sinaise was charged by the Vieux Fort Police with stealing and causing harm.

“He was kept at Laborie Police Station,” he explained. “Some time in the afternoon (on Saturday) he asked to use the bathroom and he was given time to use the bathroom.”

He stated that a few minutes later an officer when to check on Sinaise and found him hanging from a window in the bathroom.

Nicholas stated that the dead man was transported to the Laborie Police Station because the one in Vieux Fort was relocated because of “some issues” there.

“The new location has no cell accommodation,” he stated, adding that the police now take prisoners to Laborie, Micoud or Choiseul.

Nicholas was tight-lipped on some questions posed by the media saying they might cloud the investigation into the matter.

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