15th August 2016

On 14th August 2016 the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) stated an independent investigation was being undertaken following the death of a man in Northumbria Police custody.

It is understood the 45 year old man was arrested in the Whitley Bay area on the evening of Saturday 13th August 2016 and taken to Middle Engine Lane Police Station in Wallsend. Sadly he was pronounced dead shortly after 10.00pm.