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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Investigation into Kent man's death 'progressing well'

An investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission in to the death of Sean Wilkes is progressing well and investigators have spoken to a number of witnesses.

The 21-year-old had been at a house party on 6 July, when Kent Police officers responded to a disturbance in Richmond Street.

Two police officers initially arrived at the scene and took over restraining Mr Wilkes from members of the public. Another two officers arrived and they were also involved in restraining him. Mr Wilkes became unwell and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The four officers involved in restraining Mr Wilkes have provided the IPCC with written statements. They also attended interviews with IPCC investigators but to date have declined to answer questions. However, following the interviews two of the officers have provided additional statements.

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