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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Chief Constable on investigation into death of Leon Briggs

The Chief Constable of Bedfordshire Police has denied 'closing ranks' after the death of a man in custody.

Leon Briggs died at Luton police station after being detained under the Mental Health Act.

Friends and family of Mr Briggs demanded answers from the force at a public meeting in Luton last night. Five police officers and two support staff have been suspended while an investigation is carried out.

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