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Statement following sudden death of woman in Plymouth

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The Force have informed the IOPC as is mandatory in matters such as this.

Devon & Cornwall Police have informed the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) following the death of a woman in Plymouth this weekend.

The woman from Plymouth was arrested and taken into Charles Cross Police Custody during the afternoon on Friday 3 July.

Later that afternoon she suffered a medical episode and Custody staff and the Health Care Practitioner immediately attended and administered emergency treatment.

An ambulance attended and the woman was taken to the Derriford Hospital in a serious but stable condition; her next of kin were informed of this development.

Police have since been informed by Derriford that the woman was pronounced deceased late am on Saturday 4 July.

A Family Liaison Officer has been appointed. The Force have informed the IOPC as is mandatory in any case such as this and enquiries led by Devon and Cornwall Police continue.


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