Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 9°C

Search

Investigations into death of father-of-three after arrest at Pontins is ‘almost complete’

PUBLISHED: 08:55 16 September 2018

Pontins, Pakefield.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Pontins, Pakefield. PHOTO: Nick Butcher

©archant2017

An independent police conduct investigation, which was launched after a man died following an arrest at a holiday park, is “almost complete”.

Pontins holiday park in Pakefield. Picture: Archant.Pontins holiday park in Pakefield. Picture: Archant.

Investigations began in February 2017 following the death of father-of three Paul Gladwell, from Colchester.

The 38-year-old was initially detained by staff at Pontins Holiday Park in Pakefield at 11.40pm on February 14 after what is believed to have been an altercation with another guest.

Suffolk Police were called to the site and Mr Gladwell was subsequently arrested on suspicion of assault. But while being transported to Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre in a police van, officers became concerned for his wellbeing as Mr Gladwell had fallen ill. They stopped the police van and contacted an ambulance.

Mr Gladwell was treated at the scene and taken to James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston in a critical condition. After a CT scan he was transferred to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, but on Thursday, February 16 Mr Gladwell was pronounced dead.

The incident was referred to the Independent Office For Police Conduct (IOPC), then known as the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

After Mr Gladwell’s death, an independent investigation was launched, with investigators visiting the scene, conducting house-to-house enquiries, speaking to witnesses and gathering CCTV footage.

In December last year, a spokesman for the IPCC said: “The independent IPCC investigation launched following the death of Paul Reynolds, also known as Paul Gladwell, is progressing well. Three police officers have been interviewed under criminal caution and work has begun on the final report.”

That final report stage has now progressed further as the criminal investigation into the three police officers is close to completion. A spokesman for the IOPC said: “The investigation is almost complete and our final report is undergoing quality assurance.

“During our investigation three Suffolk Police officers were interviewed under criminal caution. That a person is interviewed under criminal caution is in no way an indication of guilt, or that any form of disciplinary action will be taken.”

Comments have been disabled on this article.

As the two-year anniversary of missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague’s disappearance approaches, his mother opens up about theories, potential new searches and her first grandchild.

A new coastal branch of a Suffolk sixth form has opened with hopes to broaden opportunities for young people in the area.

Education leaders gathered for a summit which heard how Suffolk is establishing itself at the forefront of a campaign to help disadvantage young people further their learning.

Wet weather is forecast for today, with flooding expected tomorrow as ‘yellow’ weather warnings for wind and rain are issued.

Cautions and convictions for knife crime in Suffolk last year reached their highest levels since 2010.

Instagram has long been home to some of the best food photography on the internet, whether it is showing off an attempt at a new recipe or an amazing dish at a restaurant.

Antisocial driving in around Ipswich town centre was targeted in an operation by Special Constables last night.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24