Met Police investigated over death of arrested man
The police watchdog has launched an investigation into the death of a man who died the day after being arrested.
The 26-year-old was detained on Brandon Street in Southwark, south London, at about 11:30 BST on Friday.
An ambulance was called shortly after he arrived in custody as officers believed he had “swallowed something”, but he died in hospital on Saturday.
The Met Police said it had referred itself to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).
The man was in a car which was stopped by officers when he was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of a knife, the force added.
IOPC regional director Sarah Green described the death was “tragic” and said investigators had already been to Walworth Police Station to carry out “post-incident procedures”.