Custody death probe

The IPCC has launched a criminal investigation after the death of a 39-year-old man in police custody in Luton.

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IPCC statement over Luton custody death

The Independent Police Complaints Commission says it will be looking into whether police officers should face criminal investigation after the death of 39-year-old Leon Briggs in custody.

At this stage we believe there is an indication that potential criminal offences may have been committed including gross negligence and/or unlawful act manslaughter, misconduct in public office, and/or offences under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974".

"We will also be considering whether any potential disciplinary offences have been committed."

– Mary Cunneen, IPCC commissioner

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