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Man injured during arrest in Levin dies

A 65-year-old man who was seriously injured in Levin earlier this week died in Wellington Regional Hospital overnight.

The man was in the process of being arrested by Police at about 3pm on Tuesday, during which he fell to the ground. The police officer attending called for medical assistance and the man was transported to hospital.

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Police extend their sincere condolences to the man’s whānau and friends for their loss.

Central District Commander Superintendent Scott Fraser says investigations into the incident are in the very early stages and Police will not be making any further comment at this time.

“I want to express my deepest sympathies to the man’s whānau at this distressing time. This is tragic news no one wants to ever hear,” Superintendent Fraser said.

Several investigations into the circumstances around what happened have been launched, and the Independent Police Conduct Authority has been notified.

Police are requesting anyone who witnessed the incident, or has CCTV footage that covers Oxford Street, in the vicinity of number 47, to please get in touch via 105 and quote file number 211221/5849.

Image Credit: Gustavo Furtado, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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Source:NZ Police

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