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Two men charged over Long Lartin death

Friday 15 February 2013 Updated: 18/02 10:16

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Buy photos » Long Lartin prisoner Subhan Anwar died in Long Lartin Prison yesterday (Thursday). (s)

TWO MEN are to face trail after being charged for the murder of a prisoner in Long Lartin prison.

Gary Smith, 47 and Lee Newell, 44, also prisoners at the South Littleton prison, were arrested at the scene and subsequently charged over the death of Subhan Anwar.

The pair appeared before Worcester Magistrates Court on Saturday and were remanded into custody to appear before Worcester Crown Court tomorrow (Tuesday).

The body of Mr Anwar, aged 25, was found by prison officers just before 8pm on Thursday. A post mortem examination found the cause of death was consistent with injuries from a broken neck.

Mr Anwar was serving a minimum of 23 years after being convicted of the murder of Sanam Navsarka in Huddersfield in February 2009.

A Prison Service spokesman said on Friday: "An incident at HMP Long Lartin on Thursday, February 14 resulted in the death of prisoner Subhan Anwar.

"Two prisoners are now in police custody and the matter is being investigated by police."

Anwar's partner Zahbeena Navsarka was cleared of her daughter's murder but found guilty of manslaughter and jailed for nine years.

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