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Jailed book dealer who handled stolen Shakespeare folio found dead in prison

PUBLISHED December 9, 2013

A flamboyant book dealer jailed for handling a stolen edition of Shakespeare's first folio took his own life in prison, an inquest heard. Raymond Scott, from Wingate, County Durham, was serving an eight-year sentence when he was found dead in his cell by prison officers. The inquest at Berwick magistrates' court heard that he had severe wounds to his neck and was discovered with razorblades in his hand.

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