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Man, 20, dies after falling ill in police custody

By Sue Austin | Mid Wales | News | Published: | Last Updated:

A 20-year-old man has died after falling ill in police custody in Newtown.

The man was taken ill while at the town's police station on Saturday morning.

He was taken to hospital where he later died. An independent investigation has been launched.

Dyfed Powys police issued a statement in which it is said: "A full investigation has commenced, and Dyfed-Powys Police has referred the matter to the Independent Office for Police Conduct who will now conduct an independent investigation.

"We are providing full cooperation to the IOPC investigation. Our thoughts are with the family of the man at this sad time.”

It is not know why the man was in custody.

Sue Austin

By Sue Austin
Chief Reporter

Chief reporter of the Oswestry/Mid Wales office. Keen to hear your news.

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