A man has died in Mt Eden prison in Auckland from a suspected medical event.

The death happened late on Wednesday morning in the remand prison itself, not in the police custody cells, it is understood.

A police spokeswoman said the death of the 31-year-old was not suspicious and would be referred to the coroner.

Dennis Goodin, Mt Eden Corrections Facility prison director, said other men in the unit and staff were being provided support.

“While investigations are underway, there is no indication that his death is suspicious and it appears the man died of natural causes.

“Our thoughts are with the man’s family and friends.

“All deaths in custody are referred to the Coroner for investigation and determination of cause of death. An investigation by the independent Corrections Inspectorate will also be carried out.”

The man died on remand in Mt Eden Corrections Faciltity in Auckland.

The man died on remand in Mt Eden Corrections Faciltity in Auckland.

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