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Update on IPCC investigation into death outside Uxbridge Police Station

The IPCC investigation into the death of a 63-year-old man who was found unconscious outside Uxbridge Police Station is progressing well.

The IPCC began an independent investigation into the contact between the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and Pericles Malagardis prior to his death on Saturday 5 March 2016. Mr Malagardis was homeless and was a familiar figure in Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport.

Mr Malagardis died in hospital at around 6.45am on 5 March having been found unconscious on the pavement outside the police station shortly after 5.30am.

He had been in the front office of the station from around 4pm on Friday 4 March until he was physically removed by a police constable and a member of police staff shortly before 1am on Saturday.

Initial statements from the MPS staff who had contact with Mr Malagardis have been taken and IPCC investigators are studying CCTV from the police station.

IPCC Associate Commissioner Tom Milsom said:

"We have begun a thorough investigation looking closely at the interaction between Mr Malagardis and the police in the period leading up to his death.

"We are keeping Mr Malagardis' family updated with the investigation and our sympathy is with them at this difficult time."

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