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Migrant dies at immigration centre that is set to be shut down and turned into a prison Death took place at the Morton Hall immigration removal centre in Lincolnshire Home Office offered condolences to the family but no details were confirmed Centre is expected to close and again become a Category C prison this year

By Faith Ridler For Mailonline

Published: 15:35 GMT, 23 February 2021 | Updated: 15:35 GMT, 23 February 2021

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An investigation has been launched after a migrant died at an immigration centre that is set to be shut down and turned back into a prison. 

The death took place at the Morton Hall immigration removal centre in Swinderby, Lincolnshire, which can hold 392 people and is run by the prison service for the Home Office.

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Detention Action, a charity which supports those in immigration detention, claimed the incident has left other detainees 'very distressed'.

It said: 'We are very sad to hear reports of a death in Morton Hall IRC. Our thoughts are with all the loved ones of the person in question.

'Many of our clients are understandably very distressed and we are providing as much support as possible to anyone affected.'  

The death took place at the Morton Hall immigration removal centre in Swinderby, Lincolnshire, which can hold 392 people and is run by the prison service for the Home Office

The death took place at the Morton Hall immigration removal centre in Swinderby, Lincolnshire, which can hold 392 people and is run by the prison service for the Home Office

No details of the death have

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