IPCC inquiry over seriously ill Essex police detainee

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is to investigate after a man detained by Essex Police became seriously ill in custody.

It said the 33-year-old man was taken to Rayleigh police station following reports of a violent incident in Rochford on Sunday afternoon.

Records show he was checked every 30 minutes and paramedics were called when he was unresponsive, the IPCC added.

It will look at what happened from the moment police arrived in Rochford.

The man was assessed by a medical professional on his arrival at the police station, the IPCC said.

He is now in hospital, where his condition is described as serious but stable.

IPCC Commissioner Rachel Cerfontyne said: "We will look at the police interaction with those involved, the officers' decision-making, the detention of the man, his transportation to the police station and the care he received while in custody."

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