A MAN believed to have been at the centre of a suspected coronavirus outbreak at Bullingdon prison is due in court today.

Mark Rumble, from Wallingford, arrived back in the UK on January 27, after being extradited from Thailand to face conspiracy to supply class A drugs charges.

ALSO READ: Scientists working on a coronavirus vaccine in Oxford

He is due before Judge Peter Ross at Oxford Crown Court for a plea and trial preparation hearing.

Rumble and another prisoner are understood to have tested negative for the virus last week, three days after the prison, near Bicester, was put on lockdown when Rumble reportedly collapsed in his cell.