Probe underway as murderer dies in Doncaster prison

HMP Lindholme.

HMP Lindholme.

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AN investigation has been launched after a convicted murderer died after he was found hanging in his cell at a Doncaster jail.

Stuart Aherne was locked up for life in 2003 after stabbing a woman to death in Manchester after she asked him to pick up his litter.

The 26-year-old was found hanging in his cell at HMP Lindholme on Saturday morning. He was pronounced dead ten minutes later.

A Prison Service spokesman said: “As with every death in custody, the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman will conduct a full investigation.”