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Hockley restrained man head injury investigated by IPCC

A man is in a serious condition in hospital after his head was injured during a "domestic incident" in Birmingham which police attended.

Two officers responded to an emergency call at about 20:55 BST on Wednesday and were joined later by two colleagues at a house in South Road, Hockley.

The 59-year-old became unresponsive when he was restrained and was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating.

'Critical condition'

The commission said accounts from the four officers and a number of other occupants in the property are being sought.

IPCC commissioner Sarah Green said: "We will be independently investigating how this man sustained a serious head injury during this incident.

"We have deployed a number of investigators and are in contact with the man's family."

West Midlands Police said: "A 59-year-old man was detained at the scene and, after being found to have suffered a head injury, transferred to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

"The IPCC was informed and they have launched an independent inquiry."

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