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Prisoner Wesley Rowlands dies in HMP Garth near Preston

Posted on - 26th October, 2016 - 5:47pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston News
Wesley Rowlands

Wesley Rowlands

A man jailed for life in a prison near Preston has died.

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.”

Read more: Stella Hayes’ who listens to prisoner’s darkest thoughts receives honour

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.

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