Police investigating Cessnock death in custody

POLICE are investigating following a death in custody at Cessnock Correctional Centre this morning.

The man, 60, was found dead in a cell by officers about 9am.

A Correctional Services spokesman confirmed the investigation was underway.

‘‘NSW Police will conduct an investigation into the man’s death and prepare a report for the information of the coroner,’’ he said.

‘‘At this stage there does not appear to be any suspicious circumstances.’’

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