North East UK news Mum of HMP Durham prisoner found dead in cell believes she could have saved son PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Liam Murray, 27, was found hanged in his HMP Durham prison cell in January last year

North East UK news Mum of HMP Durham prisoner found dead in cell believes she could have saved son PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Liam Murray, 27, was found hanged in his HMP Durham prison cell in January last year

North East UK news  Mum of HMP Durham prisoner found dead in cell believes she could have saved son PremierLeague-News.Com
06 April 2021 - 18:30

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! The mum of a prisoner found dead in his cell believes she could have saved her son if she’d been able to speak to him, an inquest heard. Liam Murray, 27, was found hanged in his cell in HMP Durham on January 14 last year. Durham and Darlington Coroner’s Court heard Mr Murray had been remanded in the prison after being charged with the killing of his partner Stacey Cooper, 34, who was found dead on New Year’s Eve. The mum-of-six, who is believed to have been born in the Gateshead area and moved to Teesside with her family, was allegedly murdered by Mr Murray at her home on Malham Gill. Mr Murray had twice appeared in court charged with murder and possessing a bladed article - a kitchen knife - in public, but had yet to enter a plea and was being held in custody at HMP Durham. The inquest heard he arrived at the prison on January 2 but did not have a form warning of suicide or self-harm, known as a SASH. On reception to HMP Durham, a senior prison officer assessed Mr Murray and asked if he had thoughts of self-harm but was told he did not. Murder victim Stacey Cooper of Malham Gill, Redcar (Image: evening gazette) The court heard every prisoner was asked if they had self-harm issues and how they are feeling. Mr Murray was not placed on an ACCT (Assessment, Care in Custody and Teamwork) which is a care plan for prisoners identified as being at risk of suicide or self-harm. In a statement read out in court on behalf, his mum, Joanne Murray, she said her son suffered from depression, paranoia and was “hearing voices”. The court heard Ms Murray was unable to speak to her son after he was remanded in prison due to an incorrect pin being put in the telephone system meaning he couldn’t make phone calls. In a statement read out on her behalf, it stated: "I had a close relationship with my son and he would talk to me about how he felt. "Not long before Liam went to prison he told me he couldn’t handle what was going on in his head and he was struggling to cope and hearing voices." The court heard Mr Murray was able to make two phone calls to his nana using someone else's pin and was described as being "agitated, panicky and stressed". Ms Murray believes if he could have spoken to her directly she would have been able to reassure him and he would not have taken his own life.

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." The court heard a clerical error meant Mr Murray’s pin number was entered into the system incorrectly. Dawn Taggart, pin clerk, said: "Unfortunately it was my mistake. The prison number always starts with an A, unfortunately that A I put digit 7 in. “It was never intentional, sadly it was human error on my behalf." The court heard the pin was logged into the system on January 3 and could take four working days to be activated. But communications issues between the clerical department and the officer dealing with the issue meant the problem was not heard about until January 13. Ms Taggart told the court addressing issues around the pin number would not be complex. The court heard a post-mortem concluded the cause of death was pressure to the neck due to hanging. After his death, a statement was found from Mr Murray that said: "Family of person I killed in prison, has mates on landing and I fear for my safety and fear I might get sliced up." Murray was jailed in 2015 for two and a half years for stamping on his then girlfriend after a "volcanic loss of temper". The scared, blood-covered victim managed to get away, banged on doors and sought help in a house. She was treated at A&E for a cut above her right eye, bruising and swelling. The inquest continues. Read More Related Articles Shildon murder accused in court accused of stabbing 'fantastic dad' to death Read More Related Articles County Durham village's beautiful 'forget-me-not' tribute to brave five-year-old with half a heart

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