Ipswich man's death not suspicious

POLICE officers who restrained a man who later died carried out their duties appropriately, Suffolk Constabulary said today.

POLICE officers who restrained a man who later died carried out their duties appropriately, Suffolk Constabulary said today.

The force revealed that its own investigation into the death of 51-year-old Graham Plumbly at an address in Elderberry Road, Ipswich, on Saturday had found there were no suspicious circumstances in the death.

Ambulance officers were called to the address at 11.58am and promptly requested assistance from police.

The police who attended restrained Mr Plumbly so he could be treated but the East of England Ambulance Service said he suffered a cardiac arrest and died.


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A spokesman for Suffolk police said today: “In addition to a separate independent assessment by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), Suffolk Constabulary has been investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 51-year-old male in Ipswich on Saturday 14th June.

“Police were called at 12.17 pm to assist an ambulance crew, who put in an urgent call to officers reporting the male had become aggressive.

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“Police assisted the paramedics by restraining the man so he could be treated. He was then taken to hospital where he later died.

“As is standard procedure, any deaths that occur during or following police contact are immediately referred to the IPCC for consideration.

“Further to the investigation, Suffolk Constabulary is satisfied there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the man's death.

“His death will be referred to the Coroner in due course.”

The IPCC said today that its own investigation had found that the circumstances did not require further involvement of its officers.

Len Jackson, IPCC Commissioner, said: “Having been notified of the death of this man, we deployed a team of investigators to undertake an initial independent scene assessment.

“I have considered all of the available evidence and am now completely satisfied there is no requirement for further IPCC involvement in this matter.”

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