South West Wales

IPCC investigation after man arrested in Llanelli dies

The police watchdog says it is investigating the death of a man after he was arrested by Dyfed-Powys Police.

The force said the man was arrested after an incident outside Llanelli police station on Wednesday night.

It added that early indications showed the man had swallowed "items" and later collapsed.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) confirmed the investigation and appealed for any information.

Tom Davies, IPCC Commissioner for Wales, said: "Our investigators remain at the scene and it is important that we establish the full circumstances leading to this unfortunate death.

"We would appeal to any person who witnessed the arrest adjacent to the police station in the centre of Llanelli just before 6pm on Wednesday, 30 November to contact our investigators."

The road close to the police station was closed while investigations continued.

Dyfed-Powys Police said officers gave first aid, and an ambulance was called, but the man could not be saved.

The coroner and next of kin have been informed, and a post mortem examination is to be conducted by a Home Office pathologist.

The force said it was standard practice to inform the IPCC.

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