Sussex

Gatwick Airport death: Further tests needed

Further work is being carried out by a pathologist to determine the cause of death of a man at Gatwick Airport.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating the incident in which a 33-year-old Lithuanian man died on 8 February.

Sussex Police tried to restrain the man, who was acting strangely and self-harming, but he died in an ambulance.

The IPCC said a post-mortem examination had been carried out but further tests were needed.

Deployed a taser

Formal identification has not taken place.

Police were called to reports of a man acting strangely in the South Terminal.

They spoke to the man via a telephone interpreter before escorting him to the station concourse.

The man then tried to cut himself using a bottle he had broken, the IPCC said.

Sussex Police tried to restrain him as first aid was given but he died in an ambulance.

The IPCC said police officers had deployed a taser during the incident at the station.

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