A man jailed for life in a prison near Preston has died.Advertisement
Murderer Wesley Rowlands passed away at HMP Garth in Ulnes Walton, near Leyland.
He was serving a life term for the killing of his friend David Lavender in Chester in 2012.
Rowlands died in prison on Friday 14 October, according to the Chester Chronicle.
An investigation will now take place into his death.
A Prison Service spokeswoman said: “HMP Garth prisoner Wesley Rowlands died in custody on Friday, October 14.
“As with all deaths in custody there will be an independent investigation by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman.”
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Rowlands launched a prolonged attack on Lavender in the Handbridge area of Chester.
He kicked and stamped on the 37-year-old and left him for dead.