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April 3, 2014
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Jamaican woman was crying for help - reports

A 40-year-old Jamaican woman, who died at an immigration detention facility in the UK on Sunday, was heard shouting for help before she died, unconfirmed reports said.

The woman, later identified as Christine Case, died at the Yarl's Wood immigration removal centre in Bedfordshire.

A spokesman for the East of England ambulance service said a team went to the facility after receiving reports that a woman was in cardiac arrest. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Campaigners have been calling for the closure of Yarl's Wood, and Conservative Member of Parliament, Richard Fuller, whose constituency is close to the facility, has repeatedly condemned the detention of women there.

Meanwhile, Britain's Immigration Minister, James Brokenshire, says claims that Case was denied medical attention will be fully investigated.

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