An investigation is set to take place after a prisoner died in Glasgow.

Alexander Jamieson fell ill while he was in custody at HMP Barlinnie in the East End.

The 59-year-old was rushed to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary where he died on August 21, 2022.

A fatal accident inquiry (FAI) will begin next month after the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) lodged a first notice.

A preliminary hearing will be held on November 28 at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

An FAI is a mandatory process for when a prisoner dies in custody and is used to determine the cause and circumstances of the death.

It may also determine if any reasonable precautions could have been taken or could be taken in future to minimise the risk of similar deaths. 

Procurator Fiscal Andy Shanks, who leads fatalities investigations for COPFS, said: “The Lord Advocate considers that the death of Alexander Jamieson occurred while in legal custody and as such a Fatal Accident Inquiry is mandatory.

“The lodging of the First Notice enables FAI proceedings to commence under the direction of the Sheriff.”

We previously reported that Jamieson was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman as she slept.

A court heard that he filmed himself committing a brutal sex act on his victim, whom he had given epilepsy drugs that resulted in her falling "into a deep sleep".

When she later asked him to delete the video, Jamieson told her to 'f*** off'. 

Jamieson was also physically violent towards the woman on numerous occasions.

In one instance he grabbed her by the hair, pushed her to the floor and laid down on her causing her to feel pain in her ribs and struggle to breathe. 

In another incident, he grabbed her by the hair and put her face against a cooker before biting her face.