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4 Oct 2019

Police launch investigation into death of newborn baby in women’s prison

Police are investigating the death of a baby who was born at Britain’s largest women’s prison after an inmate reportedly gave birth alone at night.

Ambulance staff were called to HMP Bronzefield in west London last Friday morning after prison staff visited the cell and found the baby unconscious.

Bronzefield holds more than 500 inmates and is the only purpose-built, private prison solely for women in the UK.