UPDATE: Two charged with murder after death of 25-year-old man jailed for killing pensioner in Irthlingborough in 2012

John York
John York

Two men have been charged with murder following the death of a man who was jailed for the murder of a man in Irthlingborough two years ago.

John York, 25, was pronounced dead on Sunday at HMP Long Lartin in Worcestershire after he was found seriously injured in a cell.

A murder investigation was launched and a spokesman for West Mercia Police today said Russell Anthony Oliver, 46, and Stephen Boorman, 30, have been charged with murder in connection with the death of a 25-year-old man at HMP Long Lartin.

The two men, who were also prisoners, were due to appear at Worcester Magistrates Court today (Wednesday).

York, of Crouch Road in Irthlingborough, was found guilty of the murder of 60-year-old Glenn Clary at an address on the same road in August 2012.

At the time of his trial he pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of a dependency on alcohol and was convicted along with 46-year-old Jenny Ryan and 65-year-old Gary Monaghan.

They were accused of punching, kicking and stamping on Mr Clary after he was found with broken ribs, brain damage and a ruptured liver. All four had been drinking heavily.

York was also convicted of a separate robbery of a 26-year-old man eight days before the death of Mr Clary.

Speaking yesterday, Detective Inspector Mark Bellamy, who is leading the investigation into York’s death, said: “I would like to take this opportunity to pass my condolences to the victim’s family at what must be a very difficult time.”