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Sean Rigg inquest: 'Risk' to mental health patients

A coroner in London has said there is a risk to the safety of mental health patients who come into contact with police.

Coroner Andrew Harris made the claim while delivering recommendations to the Metropolitan Police following the death of Sean Rigg.

The 40-year-old died in Brixton police station four years ago and an inquest last month found officers used an "unsuitable" level of force in restraining him which resulted in his death.

  • 28 Sep 2012
  • From the section London