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18-year-old man found dead whilst in custody

09:15 Fri Feb 17, 2017


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Report by: Ana Ravulo

An 18-year-old man was found dead while being held in custody by police.

Police Spokesperson, Ana Naisoro says the victim was taken in on Wednesday for breach of a Domestic Violence Restraining Order and assault and there were other cases that the investigators were pursuing.

Naisoro says he was kept in custody well within the 48 hour period despite some allegations.

She says initial reports received following the incident indicate all necessary processes and procedures were followed with regards to persons in police custody and a Magistrate was brought in to view the victim’s body.

Commissioner of Police has directed a team from the Internal Affairs Unit to investigate the matter and they will make further comments once they complete their work.



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