Legionnaires’ tests after Lincoln Prison death

Specialist teams are investigating a possible case of Legionnaires’ disease after a man died in Lincoln prison.

Graham Butterworth, 71, died in custody on Monday at the jail, which can accommodate 738 inmates.

Shower areas on one wing of the four-wing Victorian prison have been isolated and water samples sent for testing.

There will also be an independent investigation by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman.

A spokesperson for Public Health England (PHE) said it, along with HMP Lincoln, the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) and other health partners, was investigating to see whether it was a case of Legionnaires’.

It is understood no other prisoners have shown symptoms of the disease.

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