Teenager dies in cell

A teenage awaiting-trial prisoner has been found dead in a Pietermaritzburg police cell, police said yesterday.

A teenage awaiting-trial prisoner has been found dead in a Pietermaritzburg police cell, police said yesterday.

The 17-year-old was arrested in Durban on Friday for theft of a motor vehicle and taken to Pietermaritzburg where he was expected to appear in the local magistrate's court yesterday.

His body was found during a cell count on Sunday night before the night shift handover, police spokesman Superintendent Henry Budhram said. - Sapa

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