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Man dies after becoming unwell in police custody in Suffolk

Police have confirmed a 71-year-old man from the Brandon area has died after being arrested.

Following his arrest yesterday, 7th November, in connection with an ongoing investigation, the force says he became unwell a short time after arriving at Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre.

The man was given medical assistance and then taken to hospital by ambulance, where he was pronounced dead.

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

As standard procedure following police contact, the matter has been referred to the Independent Office of Police Conduct. 

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