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The prisoner, 66, becomes the second British prisoner to die of coronavirus after a pedophile, 84, is killed by an infection

The prisoner, 66, becomes the second British prisoner to die of coronavirus after a pedophile, 84, is killed by an infection

  • The 66-year-old man with an underlying health condition died in the hospital today
  • Edwin Hillier, 84, became the first British prisoner to die of the corona virus on Sunday
  • It comes after 19 prisoners in 10 British prisons have tested positive for the virus
  • Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?

A 66-year-old man has become the second British prisoner to die of coronavirus after the infection killed an 84-year-old pedophile on Sunday.

The HMP Manchester prisoner, who had an underlying health condition, died in hospital today, according to reports.

Edwin Hillier, 84, who was convicted of sex attacks on young girls in the 1970s, was the first British prisoner to die of coronavirus when he died in hospital on Sunday.

Edwin Hillier, 84, died after being taken to hospital with suspected sepsis, but postmortem results showed he contracted coronavirus

The convict was one of the country's oldest prisoners in Littlehey HMP prison in Cambridgeshire. A spokesperson confirmed that Hillier died on Sunday

The convict was one of the country's oldest prisoners in Littlehey HMP prison in Cambridgeshire. A spokesperson confirmed that Hillier died on Sunday

Edwin Hillier (left), 84, of Hertfordshire, was one of the country’s oldest prisoners in Littlehey HMP (right) in Cambridgeshire. A spokesperson confirmed that Hillier died on Sunday

The convict was rushed to hospital with suspected sepsis last Friday, but postmortem results showed that he had also contracted coronavirus, which likely caused his death, according to reports.

A source said The sun last night: “The real concern is how he picked it up, who else he came into contact with, and how he died.”

Hillier, from Hertfordshire, was serving an eight and a half year prison sentence in the 1970s for abusing girls.

He was convicted by the Court of St Albans in February 2016 by Judge Stephen Warner, who told him that he had subjected the victims to ‘repeated and systematic abuse’ for his own ‘sexual satisfaction’.

Hillier, who had been given a prison sentence for a sexual offense against a girl in the 1970s, told one of his victims, “No one believes a 10-year-old when she speaks.”

Prosecutor Beverly Cripps told St Albans Crown Court that the offenses were first reported to the police in 2002 by the friend of one of the victims. She did not want to go through at the time, but eventually made a statement in 2014.

A spokesman for the prison service said, “An 84-year-old prisoner at HMP Littlehey died in hospital on March 22.

“Our thoughts are with his family right now. As with all deaths in custody, there will be an independent investigation by the prisons and probation ombudsman. ‘

It follows that the Justice Department confirmed yesterday that 19 prisoners in 10 British prisons have tested positive for coronavirus.

Earlier this week, it was announced that prisons in England and Wales would end prison visits to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

A number of prisons have already confirmed cases of the virus, as numbers in the UK increased dramatically and Boris Johnson ordered the British to stay inside.

On Tuesday, the Department of Justice confirmed that visitors should no longer be allowed to enter sites to keep personnel, prisoners and families safe

On Tuesday, the Department of Justice confirmed that visitors should no longer be allowed to enter sites to keep personnel, prisoners and families safe

On Tuesday, the Department of Justice confirmed that visitors should no longer be allowed to enter sites to keep personnel, prisoners and families safe

However, fears in prisons about the coronavirus continue to increase due to the proximity of prisoners and fears that staff will become ill from the disease.

On Tuesday, the Department of Justice confirmed that visitors should no longer be allowed to enter the sites in an effort to protect personnel, prisoners and families and to protect the NHS’s ability to cope with the coronavirus wave.

HMP Oakwood, HMP Manchester and HMP High Down all have confirmed cases of coronavirus.

On Monday, police were called to Addiewell prison in West Lothian, Scotland, after rebellious metal-barred prisoners ‘destroyed’ part of the prison and stabbed a hostage prison officer.

A Scottish prison spokeswoman said the incident had been resolved.

She said, “Yesterday, an incident occurred in HMP Addiewell involving a small number of people involved in a breakdown in part of the establishment.

“The incident has been brought to a safe end and the prison is secured on Monday evening. The individuals involved have been reported to Police Scotland. ‘

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