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Gatwick Airport death: Man named as Ernestas Anikinas

A Lithuanian man who died after cutting himself with a broken bottle at Gatwick Airport has been formally identified.

Officers used a Taser to restrain Ernestas Anikinas, 33, after he was seen acting strangely and self-harming in the South Terminal on 8 February.

Police said he sustained serious neck injuries after cutting himself on the airport's station concourse and died in an ambulance on the way to hospital.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating.

Further tests needed

An IPCC spokesman said officers were called to the station to reports Mr Anikinas was self-harming at about 03:30 GMT.

He said: "First aid was administered by police officers, who deployed a Taser to restrain Mr Anikinas.

"Paramedics and airport staff also attempted first aid at the scene but Mr Anikinas was pronounced dead in the ambulance before arriving at East Surrey Hospital."

A post-mortem examination has been carried out but further tests are needed to determine the cause of death.

Mr Anikinas had been working in north Lincolnshire for a short period, the IPCC spokesman added.

It is believed he had travelled to Gatwick to fly back to Lithuania.

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