IPCC investigating death of man in Aberdare following contact with police

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating the death of a man following contact with police in Aberdare yesterday. 
The man, aged 43, was stopped by a police officer and police community support officer (PCSO) in Bute Street at around 2 pm on Thursday 7 April. The man became unwell shortly after and an ambulance was called. CPR was administered but the man died at the scene. During the incident a number of other PCSOs also attended. 
The IPCC is appealing for any witnesses to police interaction with the man to contact them on 0800 096 9071 or email butestreetincident@ipcc.gsi.gov.uk
South Wales Police referred the incident to the IPCC immediately and IPCC investigators were deployed to the scene. Investigators are carrying out initial enquiries. Formal identification has not yet taken place, and HM Coroner has been informed. 
IPCC Commissioner for Wales, Jan Williams, said: “We have begun an independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the man’s death, and to establish what happened. The man’s family has been made aware of our involvement and I express my sincere condolences to them at this difficult time. This was a traumatic event for all involved and we would be grateful for anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.”

– See more at: http://www.ipcc.gov.uk/news/ipcc-investigating-death-man-aberdare-following-contact-police#sthash.ynhDjSUA.dpuf

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