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Police name masked gunman

A masked armed robber who collapsed and died after being disarmed and pinned down by customers in a bookies was named by Plymouth police today as Alan Levers.

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Police watchdog notified of gunman death

A gunman who died after being restrained by customers in a bookmakers in Plymouth has been identified.

A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall police said

It quickly became clear the man was unresponsive and an ambulance was immediately requested by police who carried out CPR until they arrived.

A few minutes later three paramedics arrived at the scene and continued to carry out further CPR. Around 20 minutes later the man was declared dead at the scene by the paramedics.

This incident has been voluntarily referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

– Devon and Cornwall Police

The man has been identified but next of kin have not yet been informed, police said.

Ladbrokes declined to comment when contacted this evening.

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