May 27, 2019 3:06 pm

Inquest launched into July 2017 death of inmate at Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre

Razor wire fence lines the outside of the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre, a maximum security prison on Exeter Road, in London on Oct. 18.

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An inquest is being launched into the 2017 death of Michael Fall, 47.

Fall died on July 30, 2017, while in custody at the Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre.

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The inquest, mandatory under the Coroners Act, is in addition to a joint inquest into the deaths of three other inmates.

In a release from the regional supervising coroner for West Region, London office, Dr. Rick Mann stated that the inquest will look at the circumstances surrounding the death and a jury may make “recommendations aimed at preventing future deaths.”

Dr. Elizabeth Urbantke will preside as inquest coroner while Gary Fowler will be counsel to the coroner.

READ MORE: London police investigating death of inmate at EMDC

No other details, including a date and location of the inquest, have been released.

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