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

Alan Levers
Image caption 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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