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Man’s death in police custody probed

The 24-year-old was pronounced dead at Clydebank police station in the early hours of Sunday.

His death has been referred to the force watchdog (David Cheskin/PA)
His death has been referred to the force watchdog (David Cheskin/PA)

An investigation has been launched after a man died in police custody.

The alarm was raised when the 24-year-old became unwell at Clydebank police station at around 3.30am on Sunday.

Emergency services attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem examination will take place to establish the exact cause of death, which officers are treating as unexplained.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “As is normal procedure in these circumstances, the incident will be reported to the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner.”

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