Police have arrested a prisoner on suspicion of murder following the death of a fellow inmate.

A 41-year-old man has been arrested taken into custody at a Merseyside Police Station following the death to allow detectives to interview the suspect under caution.

Police attended the prison at 11.10am following reports a man aged 35 had been assaulted within HMP Altcourse which is located in Fazakerley, Liverpool.

The he was transferred to Aintree University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.