Tyne & Wear

Investigation after man, 45, dies in custody in Wallsend

Police are being investigated after a 45-year-old man died while in custody in North Tyneside.

The man was arrested in Whitley Bay at 20:00 BST on Saturday and taken to Middle Engine Lane station in Wallsend where he became ill, police said.

He was given medical attention and an ambulance was called. Northumbria Police said paramedics pronounced him dead just after 22:00 BST.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is now investigating.

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