Briton third to die at centre for migrants

A BRITISH man who died in an Australian immigration centre yesterday has been named by sources as 29-year-old David Saunders.

Mr Saunders, who was due to be deported, is believed to have committed suicide.

He is the third person to die at the Villawood Immigration Detention Centre in Sydney in as many months, prompting calls for an investigation into how the centre is run. The man was discovered not breathing in his high-security accommodation block.

A spokesman for the Department of Immigration and Citizenship said: "CPR (emergency resuscitation) was commenced immediately and an ambulance called but the man was pronounced dead by New South Wales Ambulance officers.

"Police will investigate the circumstances around the man's death which may become the subject of a coroner's inquest.

"The deceased had been detained for breaching his visa conditions and was on a removal pathway."