Date published: 19th October 2017

An Inquest into the death of Paul Bryan concluded on 19 October 2017 after three days of evidence. Paul sadly died on 25 May 2014 after being transferred to Aintree Hospital when his health deteriorated whilst detained at HMP Altcourse.

The evidence heard during the Inquest focused on the healthcare provided while Paul was at HMP Altcourse. The jury concluded that Paul Bryan died as a result of chronic Hepatitis C, which was untreated due to system failures and a series of missed opportunities.

The conclusion of the jury was that Mr Bryan died from an accidental death.

Paul’s family say:

'We are pleased with the outcome of the Inquest, but it has been a very tough three years. The result will not bring Paul back, but we are pleased that changes can be made. Paul, better known as Joby, is greatly missed.'

The family were represented by Leanne Devine and Chris Topping of Broudie Jackson Canter Solicitors and Kate Stone of Garden Court North.  Leanne Devine from Broudie Jackson Canter said: ‘When there is a death under the care of the State, it is important that the facts are reviewed to ensure that any failures are identified in an effort to prevent future deaths occurring.’