Officers held over inquest evidence

Sean Rigg, who died from a cardiac arrest at Brixton police station in August 2008. Credit: Hickman & Rose Solicitors/PA Wire

The IPCC said the three arrested were a 50-year-old sergeant who was arrested at work, a 29-year-old Pc arrested at an address in south London and a retired PC aged 48 who was arrested by appointment at a central London police station.

Sean Rigg died from a cardiac arrest at Brixton police station in August 2008 and the inquest jury found that police officers used "unsuitable" force after arresting the 40-year-old schizophrenic for attacking passers-by and police officers in Balham, south London.

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Police held over inquest case

Two serving Met police officers and one retired officer have been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice over evidence given at the inquest of Sean Rigg, who died at Brixton police station in August 2008.