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IPCC investigate party death

The police watchdog is investigating the death of a 21-year-old man who died after being restrained by officers called to a bust-up at a house party in Kent.

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IPCC appeal for witnesses following man's death

The incident happened on Richmond Street in Folkestone Credit: Bing

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is appealing for witnesses to help them in their investigation, following the death of a man in Folkestone after he was restrained by Kent Police officers.

Anyone who witnessed the incident in Richmond Street between 10.20pm on Saturday, 6 and 1am on Sunday, 7 July, is being asked to come forward. Sean William Wilkes, who was 21, had been at a house party on Saturday evening when Kent Police officers responded to a call of a disturbance.

The IPCC say, that Mr Wilkes was being restrained by two members of the public. Two police officers arrived at Richmond Street and took over the restraint.

They were joined by two additional officers, who were also involved in the restraint of Mr Wilkes. Mr Wilkes became unwell and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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