9:36am, Wed 23 May 2012
Carlisle sex offender [sic] found hanged
"Cumbria Police have been informed of the death of JS, aged 43, from Carlisle who was in remand at Durham Prison in connection with a serious sexual assault on a 41 year old local woman.
The incident took place [sic] in an area adjacent to Aglionby Street, Carlisle between 11.00pm on Saturday 17th March and the early hours of Sunday 18th March.
JS was charged with rape and was to appear at Carlisle Crown Court for trial on 6th June 2012. A statement issued by the Prison Service, said:
"HMP Durham prisoner JS (dob 13/10/68) was found hanging in a cell at approximately 9.30am on Monday 21 May. He was pronounced dead at approximately 9.40am. As with all deaths in custody, the independent Prisons and Probation Ombudsman will conduct an investigation."
– HM Prison service"