Did police officers lie during inquest into the death of James Herbert?

A watchdog is investigating claims that Avon and Somerset police officers lied during an inquest into the death of James Herbert

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Full report: Police custody inquest

The father of a man with mental health problems who died while in custody has criticised the way police dealt with his son on the night he died. Tony Herbert wasn't told of his son's death until hours later.

The coroner at James Herbert's inquest said he's writing to the chief constable to raise a number of concerns. The police told us today, their cells are not the place such patients should be held.

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