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Last Updated: Tuesday, 18 September 2007, 14:46 GMT 15:46 UK
Suicide verdict for hanged inmate
A verdict of suicide has been delivered at the inquest into the death of an inmate who was found hanging in Jersey's La Moye Prison.

Paul Jonathan Romeril, 39, was found hanging in his cell in January. He had been due to be sentenced for sexual offences involving children.

Deputy Viscount Peter De Gruchy recorded the verdict of suicide at the Royal Court.

The prison governor told the inquest safer cells were being built.

Romeril had been on remand awaiting sentence after pleading guilty to sexual offences involving children.

He hanged himself two days before he was due to be sentenced, and died later in hospital.

Prison governor Steven Guy Gibbons told the inquest that new anti-ligature cells which aim to reduce the risk of suicide by hanging were being built at a cost of 500,000 but it was a lengthy process.


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