Paralympic champion serving six-year sentence after shooting his girlfriend in 2013 will stay in hospital overnight for examinations

Oscar Pistorius has been taken from prison to hospital for medical examinations amid media reports that the convicted murderer and former track star was suffering from chest pains.

Logan Maistry, spokesman for the Department of Correctional Services, initially told the Associated Press that Pistorius was taken to hospital on Thursday morning and was expected to return to prison later the same day. However, Pistorius will now stay overnight in the hospital “for observation”, Maistry said.

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