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Pair guilty of killing prisoner

Shane Farrington and Sebastian Waller
Shane Farrington and Sebastian Waller were found guilty of manslaughter

Two men have been found guilty of killing a prisoner at a jail in Cambridgeshire.

Brian Haynes, 33, died of a heart attack in his cell on 11 September last year after being beaten.

Sebastian Waller, 26, of Moorland Court, Peterborough, and Shane Farrington, 26, of Peterborough Prison, were found guilty of manslaughter.

Both men were remanded in custody and will be sentenced in February. Three other men were cleared in the case.

The jury found Dale Maddison, 43, of Ely, Gary Stretch of March, both in Cambridgeshire, and Sammy Lindsay, 22, of Hackney in London, not guilty.

'Pre-planned attack'

A sixth man Paul Jefford, 24, of Wellington Street, Peterborough, who earlier admitted manslaughter, is due to be sentenced along with Waller and Farrington.

The jury was told Mr Haynes, who originally lived in St Ives, suffered a heart attack after he received a blunt force injury to his head and face.

Norwich Crown Court also heard that Mr Haynes had a reputation in the prison for dealing in drugs and tobacco.

Waller had previous convictions including robbery and affray in 2002 and robbery in 2004, it was heard.

Farrington had previous convictions for attempted robbery in 2002 and robbery this year.

Det Supt Tony Ixer, who led the police investigation, said: "The attack which resulted in Mr Haynes' death was a joint venture designed to give him a violent warning.

"It was pre-planned and those convicted are all responsible in some way for his death.

"I hope this result allows Mr Haynes' family to move on and put this terrible ordeal behind them knowing that justice has been done."

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