A prisoner appears to have been beaten to death last night by two other inmates in Belmarsh Prison.
Police were called after reports of an assault where a 36 year old was discovered to have suffered severe head injuries.
Met Police stated: “We are working to establish the circumstances surrounding this incident with the support of SERCO and local officers.
At this stage I am open minded concerning motive, but expect this to become clear as the investigation progresses.
Police were called at 20:00hrs on Tuesday, 18 February to reports of an assault within the prison facility.
Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended the location where a 36-year-old man was found with head injuries.”