IPCC to probe David Stokes arrest death in Derbyshire

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A police watchdog is investigating the death of a 31-year-old Birmingham man who died shortly after being arrested.

David Stokes was in a car travelling towards Chesterfield on 19 April when he was stopped by Derbyshire Police.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said he was taken unwell on the way to a police station and died a short time later at Royal Chesterfield Hospital.

The IPCC wants to speak to anyone who saw the arrest.

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The car was stopped on the A617 close to the junction of Calow Lane, Cock Alley and Hallflash Lane "as part of a pre-planned operation", an IPCC spokesman said.

The police van that Mr Stokes was travelling in has been seized for a forensic examination to be carried out.

CCTV footage from other police vehicles has also been obtained.

A post-mortem examination was done but a cause of death was not established and further tests are being carried out.

The IPCC has met with members of Mr Stokes' family and a further meeting with them is being arranged.

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