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Investigation after man dies following police restraint in Paignton

Investigation after man dies following police restraint in Paignton Credit: Google Maps

An investigation is looking into how a man died after being arrested by police in Devon.

The 38 year old became unconscious while being restrained outside a bar on the Esplanade in Paignton on Wednesday night. He was taken to hospital where he died yesterday.

The arrest happened after police were responded to reports of a disturbance between two men and door staff.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission are looking into what happened.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is to investigate police involvement in an incident in Paignton, Devon, following which a man is in a critical condition in hospital.?

?Police were called to a disturbance involving two men and door staff outside Murphy’s Roadhouse pub in Paignton at around 9pm on Wednesday 29 April. One police officer initially attended. Shortly following the disturbance, a 38-year-old man became unconscious while being restrained at the scene.?

?The man was taken to Torbay District Hospital by ambulance and remains in a critical condition. Devon and Cornwall Police referred the police involvement to the IPCC and investigators were deployed to begin an assessment.?

The IPCC will be carrying out an independent investigation into the police involvement. Devon and Cornwall Police are continuing a criminal investigation into the altercation outside the pub.?

– IPCC statement

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Police probe 'unexplained' deaths in Paignton

Forensics experts at the bungalow in Freshwater Drive Credit: ITV News West Country

Investigations are underway at a bungalow in Paignton after the bodies of an elderly man and woman were found. Police were called to the property in Freshwater Drive last night.

Devon & Cornwall Police say the deaths are being treated as unexplained. The fire service found no signs of a gas leak or carbon monoxide poisoning.

Police investigate 'unexplained deaths' in Devon

Police are investigating the death of an elderly man and woman in Paignton.

Officers were called to a property in Freshwater Drive yesterday evening.

They then discovered the bodies of a man and a woman.

Police are investigating the deaths of two people in Paignton Credit: Credit: PA Wire

Devon & Cornwall Police say the deaths are being treated as unexplained and an investigation into the circumstances is ongoing.

The next of kin and Coroner have been informed.

The fire service found no signs of a gas leak or carbon monoxide poisoning.

Fire crews tackle 'severe' house fire in Paignton

Fire services have been tackling a 'severe' house fire in Paignton.

Five appliances are in attendance, and have confirmed a fire on the ground floor of a detached property on Cecilia Road. Further resources have been requested.

One appliance from Paignton and one from Torquay were mobilised to reports of a house on fire. Due to the number of calls and information received, a third appliance, from Paignton was mobilised.

Crews arrived and requested a fourth pump and the aerial ladder platform, both mobilised from Torquay.

Crews confirmed a fire on the ground floor of a detached property and two BA wearers got to work with one hose reel jet. This increased to one main jet and two hose reels on the arrival of further resources. The Red Cross Fire and Emergency Support Service were requested to attend.

– Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue

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Police search for missing man from Paignton

Julian Reynolds went missing from his home in Paignton yesterday morning Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

A search is underway for a 50-year-old man who went missing from Paignton yesterday morning, 15 February.

Julian Reynolds left his home in the Maldon area of the town in a White Vauxhall Combo Van registration VN51OGV.

He is known to like Dartmoor and areas of natural beauty.

The police helicopter is out searching for Mr Reynolds.

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