Man, 20, dies after east London police pursuit – BBC News

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A 20-year-old male has actually passed away after being collared by a policeman in an east London store.

The Met Police stated the male was followed on foot after officers attempted to stop an automobile in Kingsland Road, Hackney, at 01:45 BST on Saturday.

He was “taken ill” after “attempting to swallow a things” and was noticable dead in healthcare facility a brief time later on, the force stated.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has actually been notified.

Officer ‘stepped in’

Footage obviously revealing the occurrence has actually been shared on social networks, together with the hashtag #JusticeForRash.

The movie, taped by a security cam, reveals a boy going into a store pursued by a uniformed policeman.

In the video footage, there is a battle on the flooring, and the male appears to put his hand to his mouth.

Another male in plain clothing is seen assisting the officer.

The guy they are aiming to apprehend is seen handcuffed with his hands behind his back.

Scotland Yard stated the officer “looked for and stepped in to avoid the male from hurting himself”.

A force medic supplied emergency treatment at the scene prior to London Ambulance Service paramedics got here.

Post-mortem evaluation

The male, who has actually not been called, was required to an east London health center and pronounced dead at 02:55.

Police stated near relative had actually been notified and a post-mortem evaluation and official recognition would be “set up in due course”.

“The Directorate of Professional Standards and the Independent Police Complaints Commission have actually been notified and have actually stated the event independent,” a force spokesperson included.

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