Coventry & Warwickshire

IPCC probe into Rugby 'metal thief' who died after police chase

A suspected metal thief collapsed and died after being apprehended by Warwickshire Police.

Officers approached the man on Sunday evening, believing he had been involved in a metal theft in the Pennington Mews part of Rugby.

They tried to resuscitate him after he collapsed, a force statement said, but he was declared dead at University Hospital Coventry.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is looking into the case.

"The man ran from the officers but was apprehended. During his apprehension, he collapsed," the statement said.

Formal identification was expected to take place following a post-mortem examination on Tuesday.

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