The police watchdog has launched an investigation into the death of a man in custody at South Shields police station last night. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said the man was arrested by Northumbria Police for being drunk and disorderly.
- 8:25pm 34-year-old man arrested for being drunk and disorderly
- 10:06pm Found in his cell not breathing
- 11:44pm Pronounced dead at South Tyneside Hospital
The man is understood to have been checked every 15 minutes while he was in his cell. An IPCC spokesman described any death in custody as a "very serious matter".
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