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10 Aug 2019

Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein found dead in cell awaiting trial

The disgraced American financier Jeffrey Epstein is reported to have killed himself inside his prison cell in Manhattan, where he was awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

The US attorney general William Barr said tonight he was ‘appalled’ by Epstein’s death and has ordered the inspector general and the FBI to investigate how it happened.

Dani Isdale reports from Washington.