Essex

Steven Bore jetty death: 'Police should see medical records'

The arrest of a man in Essex who then had an epileptic seizure and died has led to a call for medical conditions to be included on records of suspects.

Steven Bore, 31, was arrested for council tax non-payment on 17 February at a houseboat in Canvey Island.

He fell from a jetty and died later in hospital. An inquest found he died of natural causes.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) called for the Essex force to record medical conditions.

The IPCC said the two officers involved in the arrest were not to blame and they tried to resuscitate Mr Bore before an ambulance arrived.

Essex Police said they accepted the findings of the report and the recommendations for the force.

Risk assessment

The IPCC investigation expressed concerns over the timing of the arrest just after midnight.

More information on Mr Bore's medical history would have enabled them to conduct a more thorough risk assessment, the report said.

"The officers acted properly during the arrest and detention of Mr Bore and in providing assistance when he became ill," it said.

An inquest at Essex Coroners Court on 22 August recorded that Mr Bore died from natural causes.

IPCC Commissioner Mary Cunneen recommended the force find a way to keep more complete medical histories on intelligence records of individuals they planned to arrest.

She also said: "Following a thorough investigation the IPCC has concluded that there is no case against the officers who acted properly in carrying out the arrest of Mr Bore."

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