Friday 10 September 2010

Update - Man Who Died At Forest Gate Police Station Named

An update from the Independent Police Complaints Commission:

The man who was found collapsed in police custody on Thursday 2 September 2010 has been named as Valdas Jasiunas.

Mr Jasiunas, aged 36 and of no fixed abode, was originally from Lithuania. He was arrested for begging at 12.50pm on Wednesday 1 September 2010 and taken to Forest Gate Police Station. He was found collapsed in his cell at approximately 8am the next morning and taken to Newham General Hospital. He was pronounced dead at approximately 8.15pm.

The case was referred to the IPCC and an independent investigation is underway.

A post mortem examination has taken place, but was inconclusive and therefore further tests have been commissioned.

An inquest is due to be opened and adjourned at Walthamstow Coroner’s Court in due course.

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