Ashby-de-la-Zouch robbery suspect dies in hospital

Police cordon at the scene
Image caption A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm

A suspected robber who was stopped by members of the public when a gang threatened and demanded cash from shop workers has died in hospital.

The other suspects left in a car which was waiting outside the Co-op in Market Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, on Thursday night.

During the police arrest, Shane Bryant, 30, fell ill and was taken to hospital.

A post-mortem examination has yet to establish the cause, police have said.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission have begun an investigation into his death.

Police were called just after 22:00 BST on Thursday to reports of a group of men threatening staff with a baseball bat and golf club, and demanding cash.

Image caption Co-op staff on duty at the time were unharmed

Officers arrested the suspect, who then fell ill at the scene and was taken to Queen's Medical Centre, in Nottingham, where he died on Saturday morning.

A 24-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of GBH has been released pending further investigation.

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