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Woman Dies While In Custody At Guildford Police Station

Published on: 2 Jun, 2015
Updated on: 2 Jun, 2015

A woman being held in custody at Guildford police station has died.

Feature Surrey police badge 3Surrey Police has referred the death of the woman in her 40s, and who has not been named, to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

She had been arrested just before 3am on Saturday, May 30, on suspicion of entering a closed property in Park Barn, Guildford, and was taken into custody.

At around 1.30pm she was taken to hospital for medical treatment and was subsequently returned into police custody.

The woman was further assessed by health care professionals while in police custody awaiting transfer to court.

At around 7.20am on Monday, June 1, the woman was found unresponsive during a check. A short time later she was declared dead at the location.

The matter has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), which has commenced an independent investigation into the death.

Assistant Chief Constable Stuart Cundy said: “Surrey Police is deeply saddened by this death and our sympathy is with the lady’s family at this difficult time. With the IPCC we will support the family throughout the investigation.

“Surrey Police is continuing to fully co-operate with the IPCC investigation.”

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