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British man facing murder charge found dead in cell

Written by on January 17, 2021

An investigation has been launched after a British man who was being held on suspicion of murder was found dead in his prison cell.

51-year-old Leigh Anthony Gardiner was being held on remand at the Alhaurin de la Torre prison near Malaga, in connection with the killing of John Pender on the Costa del Sol in June 2019.

It is understood he was due to be formally charged in the coming days after a medical report stated he was medically fit to stand trial.