Arrested man dies in Durham police station

A 44-year-old man has died in custody at a police station in County Durham.

The man had been arrested following a disturbance in Ash Crescent, Seaham on Saturday at about 1645 BST.

A Durham Police spokesman said the man was taken to Peterlee police station and on arrival his condition gave "cause for concern".

Medical staff attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene. A post-mortem examination is due to take place later.

Durham Police's professional standards department has launched an investigation and the Independent Police Complaints Commission has been informed.

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