Probe into police handling of man’s arrest in Plymouth

AN INVESTIGATION has been launched into how police handled the arrest of a man who fell seriously ill on Christmas Day and remains on life support at Derriford Hospital.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is to manage an investigation into how Devon and Cornwall police dealt with a 40-year-old man who was arrested on Christmas Day 2009. The man, Audrius Tamosiunas, was arrested for breach of the peace and taken in to custody. During the course of the day his condition deteriorated and he remains in hospital in a critical condition.

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