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Death of man in Northumbria Police Custody

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Northumbria Police can confirm a man has died while in custody.​

At 3.15pm, on Thursday, July 23, a man arrested earlier the same day by officers in the Newcastle area became ill while in custody at Forth Banks police station in the city.

He received immediate medical attention within the cell and an ambulance was called to the station.

Following further treatment by paramedics, the man was pronounced dead at just after 3.45pm.

The death has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) as matter of course who will carry out a full independent investigation into the incident. Northumbria Police is fully cooperating with this investigation.

Assistant Chief Constable Jo Farrell said: “This death within our custody is a tragic incident.

“We immediately referred the death to the IPCC for independent investigation, as we would with any death in police custody, and we are assisting them fully.

“Northumbria Police takes its commitment to the welfare of prisoners extremely seriously.

“This death comes on the same day the IPCC released their annual statistics on deaths during or following police contact.

“Northumbria Police’s statistics were included in this report and as a force we welcome this in the interests of openness and transparency.

“The public can be assured that Northumbria Police successfully manages the safety and welfare of thousands of prisoners each year.

“However, we do acknowledge this incident may raise concerns on the safety of our custody suites.

“Officers and staff working in the custody environment receive a higher standard of first aid training than regular officers enabling them to provide an effective, immediate response in the event of a medical emergency.

“We can give full reassurance that Forth Banks police station is a new facility with state of the art equipment such as CCTV and has medical provision.

“The IPCC investigation will look into all of these factors and we give them our full cooperation.”

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Verne Troyer has tragically died aged just 49

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Verne Troyer who was know for his role in Mini-Me within the Austin Powers films has tragically died today.

Verne had made it public that he was struggling with alcoholism & depression leading up to his death.

On April 3rd Verne was rushed to hospital following suspected alcohol poisoning. A friend contacted police after a call from Verne who appeared to be very upset, drunk and feeling suicidal.

His agent has released a statement requesting thoughts and prayers for Verne at a difficult time.

“Asking you to keep Verne in your thoughts and prayers. He’s getting the best care possible and is resting comfortably.

“Appreciate the support from family, friends, and fans around the world. We will keep you updated here.”

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Verne.

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Cops catch gang of criminals leaving Hartlepool in stolen cars

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Recently in Hartlepool there has been an increase in criminals targeting Ford Fiesta cars, because criminals have a device that gets them into the car without the need for a key.

Over recent months up to Three Fiesta at a time have been going missing.

This morning the gang was at it again but this tome they didn’t count on the CDSOU A Relief who this morning recovered not 1; not 2 but 3 Stolen Ford Fiesta motor cars all attempting to leave Hartlepool containing suspected travelling criminals.

Police said “One of the vehicles unfortunately lost control and crashed while the other 2 vehicles had their front tyres stung and limped to a stop with one of the vehicle’s going the wrong way onto the A19 which was stopped by an unmarked vehicle. The driver was detained after a short foot chase and with the assistance of dog section 2 more males were also detained from another vehicle.

“Offences these males were arrested on suspicion of were theft of motor vehicle; drink driving; drug driving; dangerous driving; fail to stop for Police; no insurance and no licence.”

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TV Presenter Dale Winton Dies Aged 62

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Dale Winton who was best known for his game show Supermarket Sweep and In It To Win it has tragically died aged 62z

His agent has this evening confirmed the very sad news that Winton has lost his life.

No further details around Winton’s death have been released and it is requested that his family are offered privacy at this very tragic time.

His long-term agent Jan Kennedy said:

It is with great sadness that we can confirm the passing of Dale Winton who died at home earlier today.

While we know many will share this terrible loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this time of grief.

A number of tributes have been left on Twitter

Winton started his career as a DJ in London and he was soon hosting his own show on local radio.

This lead Winton to joining the BBC Bristol to present Pet Watch for BBC One.

Over the years he also worked for Channel 4 ITV and on BBC One’s national lottery show.

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