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Kelly expresses concern after man dies in police custody

9 July, 2018 - by Gerry Kelly


Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly has expressed concern at the death of a young man in custody at Musgrave Police Station.

The party’s policing spokesperson said:

"I am deeply concerned to learn about the death of a 26-year-old man in police custody and I extend my sympathies and thoughts to his family at this time.

“It is understood the young man died after midnight this morning following an incident on the Antrim Road where he was arrested.

“I spoke with senior police today and this death was automatically referred to the Police Ombudsman who is now is in charge of an investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding this man's death in police custody.” 

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