Charity's concerns over Stoke Heath death

A charity which gives a free advice service to families of those who have died in custody today raised major concerns over the death of a teenager at a Shropshire young offenders' institution.

Nicholas Saunders
Nicholas Saunders

A charity which gives a free advice service to families of those who have died in custody today raised major concerns over the death of a teenager at a Shropshire young offenders' institution.

INQUEST said it was particularly worried about the death of 18-year-old Nicholas Saunders who was found hanged in his cell at Stoke Heath YOI, near Market Drayton at the weekend.

Selen Cavcav, from the London-based organisation, said it was the second death in the last four months at the institution where the circumstances appeared to be similar.

It comes as the family of Mr Saunders, of Shrewsbury, today also demanded answers over why he was not more closely monitored in his time at Stoke Heath.

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