IPCC Investigates Exeter Arrest

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating an arrest made by Devon and Cornwall Police.

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Eyewitness account of Exeter arrest

Eyewitnesses report hearing lots of shouting followed by the scene of a man being laid out on the ground on the corner of Paris Street and Sidwell Street, in Exeter yesterday. Police are describing this as a violent arrest.

The man was taken into custody where it's believed he collapsed and was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter hospital. He is described as being in a serious condition.

Eyewitness John Hunt spoke to our reporter Seth Conway.

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IPCC statement on investigation

We were notified by Devon and Cornwall Police of an incident in Exeter city centre yesterday where a man was taken to hospital after being arrested. The man remains in a serious condition. The IPCC deployed investigators yesterday to Exeter and an independent investigation is underway. We hope to issue further information today."

– IPCC Spokesperson