Man in his 30s dies in police custody after ‘falling ill’ at station in Swindon as watchdog launches investigation

A MAN has died in police custody after ‘falling ill’ as watchdog launches an investigation.

The man, in his 30s, passed away at Gablecross Police Station, Swindon, this morning.

A man has died in custody at Swindon Police Station Gablecross

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A man has died in custody at Swindon Police Station GablecrossCredit: Google

Superintendent Steve Cox said: “We can confirm a man in his 30s has died while in custody at Gablecross Police Station, Swindon, today.

“The man, who had been held in custody since Saturday morning, became unwell this morning and was sadly declared deceased at around 9am. 

“As a result, we have made a mandatory referral to the Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC) who are now independently investigating.

“It would not be appropriate to comment further at this time.”