Guardian: Fourth death at Lincoln immigration removal centre prompts inquiry

Death of 27-year-old Iraqi man at Morton Hall immigration removal centre is fourth fatality at centre in a year.

An investigation has been launched into the fourth death at a Lincoln immigration removal centre in the last year.

A 27-year-old Iraqi man died at Morton Hall immigration removal centre on Sunday morning. He is thought to have killed himself.

The police have been informed and the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman are conducting an independent investigation into the death.

Just a few weeks ago Carlington Spencer, 38, from Jamaica, died at Morton Hall. In January of this year Polish detainee Lukasz Debowski died there and in December 2016 Bal Ahmed Kabia from Sierra Leone died there. There have been 10 deaths in detention centres across the UK in the last 12 months.