Rugby police custody death prompts witness appeal

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An investigation into the death of a man who was being held in custody has prompted an appeal for witnesses.

Robert Grimsley, 34, from Rugby, Warwickshire, was detained by police in the Pennington Mews area of town on Sunday, 20 July.

The Independent Police Complaints commission (IPCC) said he became unwell while being held and was later pronounced dead at Walsgrave Hospital.

Anyone who saw Mr Grimsley the evening before he died should contact the IPCC.

He was described as 6ft 1ins with short, brown hair and a goatee beard. He was wearing Union Jack shorts and no top and had tattoos on his chest and arms.

Police said a post-mortem examination had been carried out and the results of further tests are being waited for.

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