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Family’s fury after prisoner has to say goodbye to his dying mother on the phone

Family’s fury after prisoner has to say goodbye to his dying mother on the phone

Prison officials at Strangeways deny request for man on remand to be allowed to visit hospital. Now family fear he will miss funeral

Barbara Edge with sons Dale and Carl

A family has slammed officials at Strangeways after a prisoner had to say his goodbyes to his dying mother over the phone.

Relatives of Barbara Edge gathered at her bedside when doctors told them she had only hours to live.

A senior doctor and family members telephoned the Manchester jail requesting that her son, Carl Birchall, be allowed to visit her at Salford Royal Hospital.

Mr Birchall, 30, is currently being held on remand at the Manchester prison after being charged with common assault and actual bodily harm.

But Mr Birchall was not freed under guard and had to say his final goodbye on the phone. Prison bosses say they were assessing the request when Mrs Edge passed away.

But her family now fear he will not be allowed to attend his mother’s funeral.

Carl’s sister, Stacey Birchall, 24, of Lower Kersal, Salford, said: “My mum had only been in hospital two days when she started to deteriorate quickly. She had emphysema and was admitted on a general ward but the next day was put in intensive care. …. http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/familys-fury-after-prisoner-say-8279266

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