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Investigation after man dies in police custody

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Image caption Police were called to an address in Tannahill Road, Paisley

An investigation has been launched following the death of a man in custody.

The 39-year-old was one of a number of people detained when police were called to an address in Paisley on Friday.

The man became ill at the property and was taken to hospital in Paisley where he died a short time later.

The Police Investigation and Review Commission (Pirc) has been instructed to look in to the circumstances surrounding the man's death.

The move is in line with standard procedure.

Man unwell

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "Around 08:25 on Friday 25 November, police attended at an address in Tannahill Road, Paisley, and a number of people were detained.

"Whilst police were present, a 39-year-old man took unwell within the address and was taken by ambulance to the Royal Alexandra Hospital for treatment where he died a short time later.

"As is normal protocol, the circumstances of the incident have been referred to the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner."

A Pirc spokesman said: "The Police Investigation and Review Commissioner has been instructed by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) to conduct an investigation into the circumstances leading up to the death in custody of a 39-year-old man.

"A report into the findings will be submitted to the COPFS in due course."

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