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Man from Brandon area dies after arrest

Published: Friday 8th November 2019 at 17:00

Man from Brandon area dies after arrest

A 71-year-old man from the Brandon area has died after he became unwell whilst in police custody.

Following his arrest in connection with an ongoing investigation, the man became unwell a short time after arriving at Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre on Thursday 7 November.

The man was given medical assistance and was then taken to hospital by ambulance but was subsequently pronounced deceased.

A full investigation into the circumstances around the man’s death is underway and a post mortem examination will be held in due course.

As a result of police contact, the matter has been referred to the Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC) as is standard procedure.

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