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Plymouth man's death referred to IPCC

The death of a 62-year-old man who was talking to police in Plymouth when he collapsed has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

The man was walking along Wolseley Road on Thursday when an officer stopped him following a "routine incident".

He collapsed and officers performed cardio-pulmonary resuscitation on him.

The man was taken to hospital where he died. The IPCC will decide whether to investigate the case.

A police spokesman added it was the normal procedure for cases to be referred to the IPCC if a person dies following police contact.

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