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An inquest has been shown CCTV footage of the moment an armed robber burst into a betting shop in Plymouth. A group of customers disarmed Alan Levers and held him on the floor as others raised the alarm.
By the time police arrived he was unconscious. He was later pronounced dead. At his inquest today, the Coroner said he died from a combination of factors - one of which was that he was wearing a gas mask which had the respirator pressed against the floor.
The family of Alan Levers have released a statement after a coroner gave a narrative ruling at his inquest.
The Coroner, Ian Arrow, recorded a narrative verdict, concluding that Alan Levers had died during an attempted armed robbery.
He said the cause of death was a combination of factors as a result of his chest being compressed, wearing a gas mask with the respirator pressed against the floor, and all this was exacerbated by the level of alcohol he'd consumed.
The inquest into the death of a masked gunman has been shown CCTV footage of the moment he entered the betting shop in Plymouth with a fake gun.
The coroner has recorded a narrative verdict.
An inquest is taking place into the death a masked gunman who died during a raid on a betting shop in Plymouth.
50 year old Alan Levers collapsed and died after he was disarmed and pinned down by customers in Ladbrokes in January this year.