OAP sex offender, 84, becomes first UK prisoner to be killed by coronavirus

An OAP sex offender has become the first UK prisoner to succumb to coronavirus.

The 84-year-od perv passed away three days ago at Cambridgeshire’s HMP Littlehey.

The category-C nick is designed to hold male sex offenders, and can hold up to 480 fiends.

A source told The Sun: "There are a number of shared cells.

"It's not clear if others, including inmates and prison officers, have been affected."

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The inmate died as the Prison Service released official figures on the scale of coronavirus in Britain’s jails.

By 1pm today, 19 inmates across 10 prisons had tested positive for the virus.

Four staff were also infected, along with four support staff.

It comes after the Daily Star Online revealed that people visiting loved ones in prison are now being tested with temperature guns in a bid to prevent an all-out inmate coronavirus outbreak.

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The measure is being carried out in line with Public Health England guidance and is part of a series of measures implemented in prisons to stop the deadly spread of the highly infectious pandemic taking down the UK's prison population.

Daily Star Online first learned about the temperature checks when Chantelle Salhotra, 30, contacted us to inform us about the precautions.

She said there were "several stages" visitors now must go through and claimed visitors "weren't warned about the checks so people couldn't deceive them".

The 30-year-old, who comes from West London, and was visiting a loved one at HMP Wormwood Scrubs in London – one of the UK's most notorious jails – told Daily Star Online: "It was quite impressive really, we were only allowed to go in five at a time and were asked to keep a recommended distance.

"We were then let through the automatic doors and asked to go through security at intervals.

"Once you were through the detectors, we were given anti bacterial hand gel before we registered ourselves with our finger print."

Ms Salhotra said she thought "that would be it," but then had her temperature checked with what she described as a "temperature gun."

She said: "After that, before the police dogs, he came at me with a temperature gun.

"I wasn't expecting it at all and I hadn't seen them around before."

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