A 75-YEAR-OLD prisoner at HMP Usk died of Covid-19 in April, shortly after being transferred to Nevill Hall Hospital in Abergavenny.

The opening of an inquest into the death of Alwyn George Evans at Gwent Coroner's Court in Newport was told he was serving an indeterminate sentence after being convicted in September 2010.

The offences were not specified.


Mr Evans, formerly of Mountain Ash, was transferred to HMP Usk from Bridgend's Parc Prison 2013.

After falling ill, he refused to be ventilated at Nevill Hall, and died on Friday, April 17, three days after his admission.

Cause of death was given as Covid-19. Mr Evans had also been suffering from cerebro-vascular disease.

Because Mr Evans died while he was in prison, an investigation is required.

Senior Coroner for Gwent Caroline Saunders adjourned the inquest until April 29, 2021, while inquiries are completed.