‘Right and proper that a full investigation is made’
Man died after being found collapsed outside police station
AN investigation has been launched by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) after a man died outside Uxbridge Police Station.
A 63-year-old man was found lying unconscious outside the police station in Uxbridge at around 5.30am on Saturday March 5, hours after he was removed by staff on the front desk at 1am.
He later died in hospital at around 6.45am.
On Friday, March 4 a man aged 63 had attended Uxbridge police station to attempt to reclaim his property, Metropolitan Police said.
The man was still there that evening, when staff became concerned for his welfare and called the London Ambulance Service (LAS).
Paramedics assessed the man at this time and decided he did not need to go to hospital.
Due to the previous contact with police, the Directorate of Professional Standards was informed, and a referral made to the IPCC.
Chief Superintendent Nick Downing, borough commander of Hillingdon, said: “It is only right and proper that a full independent investigation is carried out into how we dealt with this man.
“This is important for the confidence of everyone affected, including this man’s family, communities in London and our police officers.
“The IPCC will receive our full support.”
A statement from the IPCC said: “The IPCC is independently investigating the contact between the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and a 63-year-old man prior to his death.
“The man died in hospital at approximately 6.45am on Saturday March 5 after he had been found unconscious outside Uxbridge Police Station in west London.
“The investigation, which is in its early stages, will examine the contact between the MPS and the man in the period prior to his death.”
n INVESTIGATION: The police station in Uxbridge – a man has died after being found lying unconscious outside the building