Man, 30, wanted on recall to prison, dies in police custody in south London

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A man has died in police custody in south London, triggering an investigation

Met Police dismissal process to be reviewed in 'weeks not months' as force tries to deal with misconduct, minister saysIOPC staff have taken CCTV footage from the Croydon custody centre to work out what happened the day he died.Now investigators are looking over the footage and interviewing staff at the centre.

IOPC director Steve Noonan said: "Our thoughts are with the man’s family and friends. We have been in contact with family members and close friends in the UK and we understand the man has immediate family overseas. "We will also be contacting them to explain our role and will keep them updated throughout the investigation.

"Given the man has fallen unwell while in police custody and died, it’s important that an independent investigation is carried out to establish all of the circumstances surrounding this incident, including the actions and decision-making of the MPS custody staff present."

 

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