Man, 44, dies following police contact

Published: 24 Mar 2021

We can confirm a 44-year-old man, who was in a critical condition in a London hospital, sadly died on the evening of Friday 19 March.

IOPC Regional Director Sal Naseem said:

“This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with this man’s family and friends and all those affected by his death.

"When someone dies or is seriously injured following any form of police contact, our role is to establish all of the circumstances surrounding that incident.

“We have initial accounts from the majority of officers who were at the scene and a witness account from the man who called police to the disturbance. We have also gathered and viewed some of the officers’ body-worn video footage.

“Our investigation is still in its early stages and we continue to gather evidence to establish what happened.

“At this stage all of the police officers involved are being treated as witnesses.”

We announced on Friday that we had launched an investigation into the incident.

Officers responding to a report of a disturbance at an address in Haringey, London on Thursday evening found the 44 year old man who appeared to be unwell and distressed. He was restrained in handcuffs and the London Ambulance Service called. The man was taken to hospital where he later sadly died.

A post-mortem examination will be held and we continue to liaise with HM Coroner, and continue to support the family.

  • Death and serious injury