A man who was jailed after stabbing two women with a carving fork has died in prison while serving his sentence in Norfolk.

Allen Giles, from Essex, was sentenced to a decade in prison in May 2020 following a "vicious and sustained" attack on two women.

It came after he admitted to two counts of causing grievous bodily harm to two women in Harlow, who he stabbed with a two-pronged carving fork.

He was serving his 10-year sentence in HMP Wayland, in Griston, near Watton, where he died on December 7.

An inquest into his death opened at Norfolk Coroner's Court this week and heard he was found unresponsive in his cell.

Area coroner Samantha Goward told the court that CPR was performed on him after the discovery, but that he died at the scene.

The medical cause of the 71-year-old's death was given as citalopram toxicity - a form of antidepressant.

Mrs Goward added that a report into his death was being prepared by the prison and probation service ahead of a full inquest.