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A man from South Uist has died while in custody in Barlinnie prison.


Andrew Lorne McDougall was remanded at Lochmaddy Sheriff Court on 20th June.


He was due to return to the court to answer allegations at a later date.  


The 49-year-old hailed from Benbecula but was living in Lochboisdale.


A spokesman for the Scottish Prison Service said: Police Scotland have been advised and the matter will be reported to the procurator fiscal.


“Next of kin have been informed and a fatal accident inquiry may be held in due course.”



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