Men marry in Durham prison

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JAILBIRDS are turning lovebirds as the number of prisoners marrying is on the increase.

There have been 12 marriages or civil ceremonies taking place in North East prisons in the past four years, including one of an attempted murderer.

A 43-year-old-male lifer was hitched to a 62-year-old man convicted for attempted murder at a ceremony at HMP Frankland in Durham.

All prisoners can exercise their right to marry under law in jail under the Marriage Act 1983, as well as the Human Rights Act.