Bloodied prisoner found dead in cell after ‘grisly jail murder’

A prisoner was found dead in his cell after an alleged jail murder.

Police scrambled to the scene of HMP Low Moss, East Dunbartonshire, after his body was discovered on Monday.

He has since been named as Darren Brownlie, reports Daily Record.

Police have now launched a murder enquiry and are treating the death as suspicious.

A source told the paper: "Police and forensics have been inside the prison and a blue tent was erected around the cell concerned.

Police arrested four men on suspicion of assault and they have now been released.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Police Scotland were made aware that a 47-year-old man had died at HMP Low Moss prison on Monday, January 6.

"Following post-mortem examinations, we are treating the death as suspicious and a murder enquiry has been launched.

"A report has been submitted to the procurator fiscal."

Last month, a prison inmate at HMP Dartmoor sprayed a mysterious substance on a guard before threatening to gouge another man's eye out .

Paul Squire forced officer Mark Collings to take six weeks off work after he was attacked by the 30-year-old in the frenzied attack.

Squire dug his thumb into Collings' eye and repeatedly shouted: "I am going to gouge your f****** eyes out" during the assault in June 2018.

Ali Rafati said his colleague James Tregale suspected Squire of smoking Spice in his cell and confronted the prisoner, Plymouth Crown Court heard.

In a statement read to the court, Mr Collings said: "I have been in the service for 28 years and this is the most serious assault I have suffered. I had to endure four hours of examination to my eye."

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