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Investigation following a man’s death in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

We are investigating the contact between West Yorkshire Police and a 37-year-old man arrested at a hotel in Huddersfield

We understand that officers were called to a disturbance at the Edgerton Hotel on New North Road just after 6am on 4 December. Shortly after the man was arrested, he became ill and was taken to hospital where sadly he later died.

His next of kin has been informed. We will not be naming the man who has died at this time. 

We sent investigators to the scene and the post-incident procedures to gather initial evidence, such as accounts from the officers involved and any witnesses.

IOPC Regional Director Miranda Biddle: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man who has died, and all those affected by this incident. We have a duty to investigate incidents where someone has died following police contact; our work is at an early stage. All officers are being treated as witnesses at this time, and those involved have provided accounts of what happened.”

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