An investigation is underway after a man from Colchester died shortly after being arrested at a Suffolk holiday park.
38-year-old Paul Gladwell was taken into police custody after an alleged fight at the Pontins holiday park in Lowestoft.
He became ill and was transferred to hospital where he later died.
An investigation is underway after a man from Colchester died shortly after being arrested in at a Suffolk holiday park.
38-year-old Paul Gladwell was initially held by staff at the Pontins Holiday Park in Lowestoft on Tuesday 14 February following an incident, and was subsequently arrested on suspicion of assault when police arrived.
While he was being taken to the police station, officers in the van started to become concerned for his wellbeing and called an ambulance.
He was was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital in a critical condition. He passed away today.
An investigation into what happened is now in the hands of the IPCC, who are currently speaking to witnesses and gathering CCTV footage.
Our thoughts are with the man’s relatives and friends at this difficult time.
Our investigators will be conducting a thorough enquiry into all the circumstances surrounding his interaction with the police.
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