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A prisoner has been stabbed to death in Cork Prison

The incident happened yesterday afternoon.

Image: Irish Prison Service

Updated 7.28 am

A PRISONER HAS been stabbed to death at Cork Prison after a dispute with another inmate.

The Irish Prison Service has confirmed that the gardaí are now investigating the incident.

The prisoner killed in the incident was a 41-year-old male who is understood to have been serving a sentence for robbery.

No one else was hurt in the attack which happened yesterday afternoon at about 5pm.

It is believed that the man was stabbed in the chest and that the dispute between the inmates began following a disagreement over a remote control.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene by a local doctor.

The other inmate involved in the incident is believed to be in his twenties and have a previous conviction for assault causing harm.

It is thought that it happened in the kitchen area of the prison.

The State Pathologist has been notified and scene is being preserved for a Technical Examination.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call gardaí in Mayfield on 0214558510 or at the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

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