A prison inmate died three days after being remanded to jail, it has been revealed.

Michael Landymore had been remanded to Winchester Prison on April 22, 2022, after being charged with arranging or facilitating the commission of a child sex offence.

Three days later – whilst in jail – the 75-year-old was found unresponsive in his cell by prison staff before being pronounced dead at the scene.

A report by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman says: “The clinical reviewer found that the healthcare Mr Landymore received was equivalent to that which he could have expected to receive in the community.”

The investigation concluded that Landymore, from Croydon, died of natural causes, though it took officers two minutes to clarify the circumstances of the emergency to control room staff.

The report added: “This did not impact on the outcome for Mr Landymore, who was showing no signs of life and was pronounced dead shortly after he was found.

“However, in other circumstances, a delay in notifying the control room of the nature of an emergency could be crucial.”