Steven Bore jetty arrest death inquiry 'to be rigorous'

There will be a "rigorous inquiry" into the death of a man arrested during the night over non-payment of council tax, the police watchdog has told relatives.

Steven Bore, 31, was arrested on 17 February at a houseboat at Smallgains Marina in Canvey Island, Essex.

While being escorted by two police officers, he fell from a jetty on to an embankment and died soon afterwards.

Staff from the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) have met the Mr Bore's family to update them.

Following his four-foot fall from the jetty, Mr Bore was taken to hospital by an ambulance but died at 02:45 GMT on 17 February.

IPCC commissioner Mary Cunneen said: "Our independent investigation is progressing well and we have assured family members that we will conduct a rigorous inquiry to examine the actions of the police officers in these tragic circumstances."

The watchdog is looking at issues including why officers executed the warrant at midnight, their interaction with Mr Bore, how they escorted him along the jetty and what they did after he fell.

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