A man has died in police custody after he was arrested during an investigation into reports of a domestic disturbance.
The man in his 30s was arrested on suspicion of breach of the peace when officers were called to Seventh Avenue in Oldham, Greater Manchester around 11.35pm on Friday.
Offices used CS spray to detain the man during the arrest attempt.
He was transported to Ashton Police Station, but on arrival he was found to be unresponsive in the back of the police van.
He was then taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
A Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said His family are receiving support from specially trained officers at this difficult time.
The GMP Professional Standards Branch has referred the incident to the UK’s police watchdog, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), who have launched an investigation.
Chief Superintendent Neil Evans, GMP’s Territorial Commander for Oldham & Tameside, said Last night we received a report of a domestic disturbance at a property in Oldham.
Local officers swiftly responded to the incident and arrested a man on suspicion of breach of the peace.
During the arrest attempts, the officers deployed CS spray before putting him in the back of a van.
On arrival at Ashton Police Station, the man was found to be unresponsive and he was taken to hospital where he was sadly pronounced dead. We have since been providing his family with support from specially trained officers at this difficult time.
We have made a mandatory referral to the IOPC who are independently investigating and we will continue to co-operate with them fully.
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