Prison Service apologise over treatment of Strabane man

THE Prison Service is to offer a full apology to a Strabane man who was denied access to vital medication while in Maghaberry Prison.

Harry Arbuckle spent four days in prison last month after being arrested on the back of a driving charge warrant dating back to 2007.

Despite being barely able to walk, Mr Arbuckle was made to climb two flights of stairs and was denied prescribed bowel medications and inhalers.


Following his release a formal complaint was made on Mr Arbuckle’s behalf and last week the Police Ombudsman met with the Prison Service acting director general Max Murray to discuss the case. And despite originally denying any wrongdoing, Mr Murray has now promised the Strabane man an unreserved apology for his treatment.


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