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Man pepper sprayed by Sussex Police drowns

A man pepper sprayed during a confrontation with Sussex Police has drowned after running into a lake at a holiday park.

Police were called after reports that a man was being drunk and abusive at Coghurst Hall in Hastings.

After being sprayed 30-year-old Leon Stent ran into a fishing lake, where he then got into difficulties.

South East Today's Rebecca Williams spoke to former detective Ken Tappenden about the case.

  • 20 May 2014