A MAN was found dead at Chelmsford Prison in unexplained but not suspicious circumstances. 

Police received reports yesterday afternoon of a death at the Springfield Road prison. 

A man in his 20s was found dead at the scene. 

Unconfirmed reports suggest the man was from Tilbury, but his identification has not been formally released.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "We were contacted just after 2.30pm on Thursday, July 19, with reports of the death of a prisoner at HMP Chelmsford.

"The man, aged in his 20s, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

"His death is currently being treated as unexplained, but not suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner."