An investigation has launched after a 50-year-old man died in police custody at Southall police station.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) will probe into what happened after a man, who has yet to be named, was arrested on Thursday (November 17), but died the following morning.
He was arrested by police from Acton at around 10.50am, and there was concern for the man after a routine check up at 6am on Friday (November 18).
Despite getting medical attention, his condition deteriorated and he was pronounced dead at around 7.30am, according to the IPCC report.
A spokesman for the IPCC said: "The IPCC was informed of the death by the Metropolitan Police Service and an independent investigation was declared at 8.30am.
"IPCC investigators have attended the scene and the post incident procedure, where officers and staff from the custody suite are providing initial accounts.
"Efforts are being made to contact the man’s family to inform them of his death."
Associate commissioner, Tom Milsom, said: "My thoughts are with the family and friends of the man and all those affected by his death.
"The investigation, which is in its very early stages, will look at the full circumstances surrounding this incident."
A post mortem will be carried out over the next few days.
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