Hywel Hughes
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Hywel Hughes' 2003 custody death partly blamed on police failures

The death of a man in police custody after he was thrown out of a Bangor nightclub in 2003 was partly due to failures by two police officers who arrested him, an inquest has concluded.

Hywel Llewelyn Hughes, 32, died of traumatic asphyxia at hospital in Bangor in May 2003 after his arrest.

After being removed from the club, he was sat on by bouncers while waiting for police to arrive, the Caernarfon inquest heard.

The jury decided the police, who arrived, did not take appropriate action.

Roger Pinney reports.

  • 26 Jun 2014