Leeds & West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire police probed over custody death

The actions of three West Yorkshire Police employees are being investigated after the death of a man in custody.

Adam Rice, 46, was found dead in his cell at Elland Road police station, in Leeds, on 12 May.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is looking into the circumstances surrounding his death.

A spokesman said one police officer had been served with a misconduct notice and two detention officers had been given gross misconduct notices.

'Inconclusive' tests

Mr Rice was taken to the custody suite at Elland Road, following his arrest, at 09:30 BST on 11 May.

He was found to be unresponsive when checked at 07:00 the following morning and despite attempts to resuscitate him, was pronounced dead 45 minutes later.

The IPCC said a post-mortem examination had proved inconclusive and it was awaiting further medical reports.

An inquest was opened and adjourned into Mr Rice's death at Wakefield Coroner's Court on 22 May.

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