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Humberside Police investigated over custody treatment of injured man

Humberside Police badge on building
Image caption A custody officer has been suspended by Humberside Police over the incident

Eleven members of staff from Humberside Police are being investigated over the treatment of an injured man in custody.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is looking into why a 50-year-old man with broken legs was not taken to hospital sooner.

The man was arrested in Hull in February and held in custody before being taken to hospital, where he was diagnosed with fractures to his legs.

He was not subsequently charged with any offence.

A custody officer has been suspended by Humberside Police over the incident.

The IPCC said officers noted at the time of his arrest that the man had leg injuries and could speak little English.

'Independent investigation'

He was seen by a nurse at the police station at 18:15 GMT and then by a force medical examiner at 12:45 GMT the following day, before being taken to hospital.

IPCC commissioner Kathryn Stone said the watchdog had launched an independent investigation after the force called it in to supervise an internal inquiry.

She said: "We will consider the decision making and assessments made by the police officers during his time in custody, and whether appropriate consideration was given to the man's welfare.

"Humberside Police has acted appropriately in drawing our attention to evidence which has led to us undertaking the independent investigation."

The BBC was unable to contact Humberside Police for comment.

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