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Man dies as police search his home

A man has died while officers searched his home, prompting a police investigation.

Northumbria Police executed a search warrant at the address in Sunderland, during which the 43-year-old man became unwell, the force said.

Paramedics were called to the property on High Street, just off Easington Lane in Houghton-le-Spring, on Monday evening, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The matter is being referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

Northumbria Police said: "Inquiries are ongoing into the incident and due to the contact between officers and the man the matter will be referred to the IPCC, as is procedure in the circumstances."


From Belfast Telegraph