Funeral held for Gerard McMahon who died after CS spray arrest in Belfast
The funeral has taken place of a man who died after police used CS spray during his arrest in Belfast city centre.
Gerard McMahon passed away in hospital on Thursday after police attempted to restrain him during a "violent" incident.
Officers used CS spray during the incident but it is not yet known if it contributed to Mr McMahon's death.
His heartbroken parents, Gerard and Ella, called for a "thorough and swift investigation" into his death by the Police Ombudsman.
They said: "Our family are grieving for our son and brother, Gerard, and are calling on the Police Ombudsman's office to carry out a thorough and swift investigation into the circumstances of his death," they said.
The Belfast was allegedly involved in an altercation with a number of taxi drivers on Great Victoria Street at around 5am when police attempted to arrest him.
CS spray was used by an officer during a struggle with Mr McMahon.
He then became ill. Officers administered first aid at the scene until paramedics arrived.
The Police Ombudsman has used security camera footage in a bid to find out Mr McMahon's movements.
Investigators have renewed their appeal for anyone who saw what happened during that incident to contact them.