Police confirm six sudden deaths at HM Prison Parc in Bridgend since February

South Wales Police can confirm that we have received reports of six sudden deaths that have occurred at HM Prison Parc in Bridgend since 27th February.



Two of the deaths are being treated as non-suspicious with the four remaining deaths believed to be drug related.


Detective Steve Jones said: “At this stage we cannot confirm that the four deaths are connected to any specific drug however a fast-track process has been undertaken and identified the presence of Nitazene based substances in connection with all four deaths. Spice has been identified in two of the four deaths.


“Postmortems have been completed on two of the four men and at this stage cause of death is inconclusive and we are awaiting toxicology. The other two men are awaiting a postmortem.”


South Wales Police will continue to work with HM Prison Parc, G4S, Prisons and Probation Ombudsman and Public Health Wales in response to these issues.


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