Diss incident sees man detained by police officers die in hospital
A man has died in hospital after being detained by police officers.
He was detained in Victoria Road outside Morrisons under the Mental Health Act, but soon became seriously unwell.
The man was taken to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, where he died shortly after midnight.
The incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct and an investigation is now under way.
An IOPC spokesperson said: “We have launched an independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a man, on Tuesday, who had been detained by Norfolk Police. An ambulance was called, which took the man to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, where he sadly died at 12.10am.
“We have begun gathering statements from officers and witnesses and will analyse CCTV. Our investigation follows a mandatory referral from Norfolk Police and is in its early stages.”
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