Convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein has killed himself in a New York jail where he was being held on sex trafficking charges, it was reported.

The 66-year-old, who had been on suicide watch, was found by guards at about 7am local time on Saturday and was in cardiac arrest when he was rushed to hospital before being pronounced dead, according to US media reports.

He faced up to 45 years in prison if convicted.

Prince Andrew and Epstein walk in Central Park in New York in 2011 
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