Man chased and detained by Manchester Metrolink security staff dies

Australasia on Deansgate Image copyright Google
Image caption The man was detained outside the Australasia restaurant before "falling ill", police said

A man who was chased and detained by tram security staff following an assault at a railway station has died.

Two men were pursued by staff, who were contracted to Metrolink, from Manchester's Victoria Station at about 23:20 BST on 11 October.

A 28-year-old man was detained outside the Australasia restaurant in Deansgate before "falling ill", police said. He died in hospital on Friday.

Four men were arrested in October on suspicion of assault and bailed.

The men - aged 32, 43, 52 and 60 - are have been bailed pending further inquires.

A police spokesman said it was "believed" the man had been involved in an assault.

Appealing for information, Det Insp Rebecca Boyce said officers were working to "determine the precise circumstances of that night".

A post-mortem examination is due to take place to establish the cause of the man's death.

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