No-one charged over Klum's death

IT will be some time yet before police lay charges over the death of Woolgoolga man Ian Klum.

The police investigation – which hinges on analysis of forensic material from the body of the former jail inmate – and a parallel internal investigation by Corrective Services are ongoing.

Mr Klum, 53, died in a Brisbane hospital on Monday after he was allegedly bashed in his cell by another inmate at Grafton Jail last week. He had suffered bleeding to his head and swelling to his brain.

Mr Klum was sharing his cell with another traffic offender.

It is understood the senior correctional officer who was suspended from duty is being investigated over his actions following the assault.

Police are now focusing on the results of two examinations conducted on Mr Klum’s body.

One was undertaken at Princess Alexandra Hospital where he died and the other was a post mortem examination, also in Brisbane, to determine the cause of death.

Coffs/Clarence crime manager, Detective Inspector Cameron Lindsay, was yesterday not releasing the findings of these examinations. He said the forensic material obtained was now in the hands of his detectives who were returning to NSW.



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