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Man, 71, dies in police custody

PUBLISHED: 16:40 08 November 2019 | UPDATED: 20:42 08 November 2019

A 71-year-old man from Brandon has died after falling ill at Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre. Picture: ARCHANT

A 71-year-old man from Brandon has died after falling ill at Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre. Picture: ARCHANT

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A Brandon man has died after falling unwell while being held in custody in Bury St Edmunds, police have said.

The man, from Brandon, fell ill while being held by police after being arrested on Thursday, 7th November in connection with an ongoing investigation.

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He was given medical assistance while at Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre before being transported to hospital, but was pronounced dead shortly after.

Suffolk police said a full investigation has been launched into the death, with a post mortem examination to take place in due course.

The matter has been referred to the Independent Office of Police Conduct.


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