South East Wales

Police watchdog probes Caerphilly man's death

A 44-year-old Caerphilly man's death is to be investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

James Graham was taken ill after four officers from Gwent Police executed a warrant at his home in Lansbury Park on Tuesday.

The IPCC said officers started resuscitating Mr Graham and called an ambulance, but he was later pronounced dead in hospital.

A post-mortem examination was carried out on Mr Graham.

IPCC Commissioner for Wales Tom Davies said: "My condolences go to Mr Graham's family and friends.

"I have decided that an independent investigation will be carried out into Mr Graham's death and the IPCC will produce a report for the coroner's inquest.

"Our investigation will look at all the circumstances of Mr Graham's death, including the force risk assessment undertaken before this police operation."

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