Police watchdog investigates man's death in Hull

Andrew Tombs
Image caption Further tests are awaited to establish Mr Tombs' cause of death

A man collapsed and died after being stopped by officers in Hull, sparking an inquiry by the police watchdog.

Andrew Tombs, 39, and another man were approached by an officer and police community support officer in Fountain Road at about 2020 BST on 10 May.

It is reported Mr Tombs continued walking and when he was stopped by an officer he collapsed.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said a post-mortem examination had been conducted.

But a spokesman said it was still awaiting the results of further tests.

The IPCC said after Mr Tombs collapsed an ambulance had been called and officers had attempted resuscitation.

He was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary where he was pronounced dead.

Humberside Police referred the death to the IPCC, the complaints body said.

IPCC commissioner Nicholas Long said: "My sympathies go out to Mr Tombs' family at this difficult time.

"Our investigators have met with them to explain our role.

"We will be examining all the circumstances surrounding the police stop and the assistance given to Mr Tombs following his collapse."

In a statement issued through the IPCC, Mr Tombs' partner said: "Andrew will be very sadly missed by myself, the kids and all his friends and family and we will never forget him."

The IPCC is appealing for anyone who witnessed any aspect of the incident to get in touch.

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