Police watchdog IPCC investigates Swansea woman's death

  • 12 July 2013
  • From the section Wales

A woman's death three days after she was interviewed for allegedly evading a speeding offence is being investigated.

Lindsey Thomas, from Swansea, was found dead on 19 June.

Three days earlier she had attended Swansea central police station voluntarily, was interviewed under caution and allowed to leave.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) will look at the actions of South Wales Police and its interactions with Mrs Thomas.

Mrs Thomas was found dead at an address in the city after her husband had reported her missing on 18 June. She was last seen earlier that day.

IPCC commissioner James Dipple-Johnstone said: "My sympathies go to Mrs Thomas's family and friends for their sad loss. We have already contacted her family to explain our role.

"The IPCC investigation will look at police actions regarding this matter and also the interactions with Mrs Thomas prior to her death.

"We will of course also look at whether force policies and procedures were followed."

South Wales Police would also be investigating Mrs Thomas's death., the IPCC added.

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