The Ministry of National Security has launched an investigation at the Westgate Correctional Facility, following the sudden death of an inmate.

A Government spokesperson said: “The Ministry of National Security can confirm that sadly there has been a sudden death of an inmate at the Westgate Correctional Facility.

“The incident is currently under investigation. At this stage it would be premature to comment on the matter any further.

“The Ministry takes this opportunity to extend condolences to the family of the deceased.”