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Police officers suspended after man collapsed and died

Four police officers have been suspended as part of an investigation into how a man collapsed and died during an arrest in Leeds.

Father-of-five Nazim Din collapsed outside his house in Wortley as officers arrested his son last week. West Yorkshire Police has suspended two police officers and two PCSOs while the Independent Police Complaints Commission investigates.

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Witnesses sought after man dies while police arrest son

The police watchdog investigating how a man died in Leeds after collapsing while officers arrested his son are calling for any witnesses to come forward.

West Yorkshire Police say 54-year-old Nazim Din tried to intervene while officers carried out a pre-planned arrest in Wortley on Wednesday evening.

Police say he collapsed in the street and officers carried out CPR. Mr Din was taken to Leeds General Infirmary where he died

The IPCC is appealing for anyone with information about the incident, including photographs or video footage, to contact them.

This will be an extremely distressing time for Mr Din’s family and my condolences go out to them at this difficult time. I want to reassure them that we will do everything we can to find out what took place. Our investigation is moving at a steady pace but it is vital anyone with information contacts the IPCC so that we can build a full picture of the events of the evening of 28 August.”

– IPCC Commissioner Cindy Butts

Anyone with information should contact the IPCC on Grasmere@ipcc.gsi.gov.uk or 0800 096 9074.

Family of man who died after arrest "devastated"

The family of a man who died after an arrest in Leeds say he was a doting father.

West Yorkshire Police were making a pre-planned arrest at a house in Wortley last night when he collapsed. He died later in hospital.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission are investigating.

"As a family we are devastated by the death of Nazim Din. He was a family man, a loving husband and a doting father of five children who he leaves behind. Nazim had much to live for..."

The family then went on to say

"...He had done nothing wrong. He was a law-abiding and peaceful man. We urge the police to fully co-operate with those investigating Nazim’s death so that the facts can be brought to light as quickly as possible. We have suffered a terrible loss and do not want to struggle for answers whilst grieving. That is the least the police and the press can do for us at this time."

– Family of Nazim Din

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Investigation at scene where man died after arrest in Leeds

The Independent Police Complaints Commission say their officers have carried out an inspection of the scene where a man collapsed and later died as an arrest was made at a house in Leeds.

"On 28 August West Yorkshire police made the IPCC aware of an incident in the Wortley area of Leeds.

"The force has told the IPCC that a 34-year-old man being arrested on suspicion of criminal damage as part of a pre-planned operation suffered a 'medical episode' and was taken to Leeds General Infirmary.

"West Yorkshire police also reported that a 54-year-old man collapsed at the scene and later died. Two IPCC investigators were sent to carry out an assessment and declared that an independent investigation was necessary a short time later."

– IPCC spokesman

Police patrol area where man died after arrest in Leeds

The scene in Wortley, Leeds

Neighbourhood police officers are patrolling the area where a man died after an arrest was made at a house in Leeds.

West Yorkshire Police were making a pre-planned arrest in Wortley when a man collapsed. He went to hospital but has now recovered.

Officers are now answering questions from residents.

A second man at the house collapsed and died later in hospital.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission are investigating.

Investigation as man dies after arrest

The scene in Wortley, Leeds

The Independent Police Complaints Commission are investigating after one man died and another needed hospital treatment as police made arrests at the house.

West Yorkshire Police officers were at Grasmere Court in Wortley, Leeds at around 7pm yesterday making a pre-planned arrest.

A 34-year-old man, who was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage, suffered what police called a "medical episode" and he was taken to Leeds General Infirmary.

He is now back in custody.

Around the same time, a 54-year-old man, who was at the house, collapsed. He was taken to hospital, where he died.

West Yorkshire Police reported the circumstances to the IPCC.

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