Tyne & Wear

IPCC rule police not at fault in death of Leonard McCourt

Leonard McCourt
Leonard McCourt became unwell at the station and was treated by paramedics

An investigation has ruled that the police were not at fault over the death of a man in custody in County Durham.

Leonard McCourt, 44, died at Peterlee police station an hour after being arrested during a disturbance a few miles away in Seaham in September 2010.

He became unwell and was treated by paramedics at the station.

The IPCC has been informed by the Crown Prosecution Service that there will be no criminal charges brought against any police officers or staff.

An inquest will be held into Mr McCourt's death in due course.

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