Sean Rigg Inquest

Inquest opens into death of Sean Rigg who died after being taken into custody at Brixton police station in 2008

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Sean Rigg Inquest - more from our correspondent

Ronke Phillips has been listening to the evidence at Southwark Coroner's Court.

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Coroner reading statement from Sean Rigg's GP. Contains long list of detentions under mental health act over 20 years@londontonight

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Consultant psychiatrist tells jury when Sean Rigg unwell heis behaviour erratic. He broke into properties, attacked partner@londontonight

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Consultant psychiatrist- Sean Rigg recovered quickly and was well in between relapses.@londontonight

Sean Rig Inquest - update

More from our correspondent Ronke Phillips at the Sean Rigg inquest.

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Marcia Rigg- police came to her house to break news. Officers said her brother had "collapsed and died" @londontonight

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Member of jury now asking witness question. Wants to know if Sean was on any other medication for his mental condition@londontonight

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Marcia Rigg- Sean only had injections and was always supervised when these were administered.@londontonight

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Sean Rigg inquest - the latest

The latest from our correspondent Ronke Phillips at the Sean Rigg inquest.

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Marcia Rigg-lost count of how many times Sean was picked up by police here. Agrees he could be danger to himself and others@londonlovenoire

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Marcia Rigg- Brother would often have to be restrained by police. Family had strong links with mental health team@londontonight

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Marcia Rigg- Sean called me about a week before he died and seemed well. Found out he'd died in early hours of 22nd Aug@londontonight

Rigg's sister gives evidence

Our correspondent Ronke Phillips is at the inquest into the death of Sean Rigg, who died after being taken into custody at Brixton police station.

His sister Marcia Rigg has been on the witness stand.

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Marcia Rigg- tells jury Sean called her from Sweden in confused state+ she had to contact interpol to track him down@londontonight

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Marcia Rigg- Brother became unwell and rescued in Paris Switzerland, Thialand, Sweden, Ethiopia, Jamaica and Philipnes@londontonight

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Marcia Rigg- In Paris and Thialand Sean ended up in prison but officials recognised he was unwell and repatriated him@londontonight

Sean Rigg inquest latest

More from our correspondent Ronke Phillips at the Sean Rigg inquest.

His sister Marcia Rigg has been giving evidence.

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Marcia Rigg- Occasionally Sean would not take his medication which was given by injection every 3 to 4 weeks@londontonight

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Marcia Rigg- When Sean not taking his medication he would be quiet, wouldn't recognise family members would be paranoid@londontonight

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Marcia Rigg- When Sean really unwell had no awareness of what he was doing. Once became unwell when he was in Sweden@londontonight

Custody death sister: 'My brother was physically fit'

The sister of Sean Rigg, who died after being taken into custody at Brixton police station, is giving evidence at the inquest into his death.

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Marcia Rigg tells jury she last saw her brother 3 weeks before his death when he helped her move house@londontonight

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Marcia Rigg also spoke to him a week before his death. Says her brother was mentally well.@londontonight

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Marcia Rigg- my brother was physically fit/no heart problems. Had never suddenly collapsed. Didn't drink or take drugs@londontonight

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Sean Rigg's sister gives evidence

Our correspondent Ronke Phillips is tweeting from the inquest into the death of Sean Rigg, who died after being taken into custody at Brixton police station.

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Coroners court packed for 2nd day of inquest into death of schizophrenia sufferer Sean Rigg while he was in police custody.@londontonight

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Marcia Rigg the dead man's sister is about to give evidence at the inquest which is being held in front of a jury@londontonight

Sean Rigg inquest to start hearing evidence today.

The inquest into the death of a man who died after being arrested by police will start hearing evidence today.

Yesterday a jury was sworn in for the inquest into the death of forty year old Sean Rigg, who died after being taken into police custody in August 2008.

Sean, who had a long history of mental illness, was arrested shortly before his death for a public order offence and attacking a policeman.

He was taken to Brixton police station, where he became ill and was taken to hospital.

He was formally pronounced dead in hospital later that night. A preliminary post-mortem examination showed no obvious signs of any injury that could have caused his death.

His sister Marcia Rigg-Samuel is expected to be one of the first to give evidence.

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