IPCC investigate death of David Stokes after arrest by Derbyshire police

IPCCby: This is Derbyshire
published: 24 April 2013

The death of a 31-year-old man who died following his arrest by Derbyshire police is being investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Police say David Stokes, from Birmingham, was in a car travelling towards Chesterfield that was stopped by police near the A617 at about 12.40pm on Friday.

The force has told the IPCC that the car was stopped close to the junction of Calow Lane, Cock Alley and Hallflash Lane as part of a pre-planned operation and that Mr Stokes was arrested at the scene.

According to early police accounts, he became unwell as he was being taken to Chesterfield police station.

Officers said they diverted to Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Royal Hospital arriving at 1.04pm. Mr Stokes was pronounced dead at 1.37pm.

The IPCC is now want to speak to anyone who saw police stop the car or arrest Mr Stokes.

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