Plymouth bookies robber: 'No charges' over Alan Levers death

Alan Levers Police found Alan Levers unconscious and he died minutes later

Police have said they do not expect any charges against customers who detained a robber at a Plymouth bookmaker's before he died.

Alan Levers, 50, entered Ladbrokes in Crownhill Road on Friday wearing a gas mask and holding a suspected imitation pistol.

Mr Levers, from the Honicknowle area of Plymouth, was pinned down by four customers before police arrived.

Officers found him unconscious and he died minutes later.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said: "We do not anticipate, at this time, any criminal proceedings being taken against those who detained the deceased.

"These key witnesses acted bravely under difficult circumstances and showed a disregard for their safety."

A spokesman for Ladbrokes said the company was assisting police.

The case has also been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission by Devon and Cornwall Police.

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