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IPCC investigation following man's death in Lancashire

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has begun an investigation into how Lancashire Constabulary responded to a request to check the welfare of a 64-year-old man.

Peter Mitchell was found in a poor state of health by a family member at his home in Accrington on 12 August. He was taken to the Royal Blackburn Hospital but died five days later.

The investigation follows a complaint made by his family to Lancashire Constabulary, regarding a request for the police to check Mr Mitchell’s welfare on 11 August. 

This complaint was referred to the IPCC by the force and a decision was taken to conduct an independent investigation.  

IPCC Commissioner Carl Gumsley said: “My sympathies go to the family and friends of Peter Mitchell. Our investigation will look into the circumstances around this very sad incident and seek to clarify Lancashire Constabulary’s response.”

 

Channel website: https://policeconduct.gov.uk/

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