A paedophile who vomited up blood died after being left on his own in a prison hospital wing, an inquest has heard.
Peter Gibson, 68, started coughing up blood in the canteen at HMP Frankland and was taken for treatment.
He then waited several hours before an ambulance arrived and County Durham Coroner’s Court was told no healthcare assistants checked up on him.
Gibson had served two years of a 13-year prison offence for four counts of rape rape and 15 child sex offences against two young girls in the 90s, according the Chronicle.
In 1998 he was given a six-year sentence for child rape.
Senior Coroner Andrew Tweddle said: ‘It stuck me as being almost unbelievable that what happened in this case happened.
‘That Mr Gibson was left unsupervised for quite a period of time when there was clearly a medical concern from a nurse and a doctor.’