Family seek answers over Camden artist’s sudden death after police questioning


Police Cellsource: Hampstead & Highgate Express 
published: June 19, 2014

The family of an artist who mysteriously died after being stopped by police say they have faced a “complete blackout” in their quest for answers. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has launched an investigation into the death of the 37-year-old, an artist and former social sciences student from Kentish Town.

The man, who the Ham&High has agreed not to identify, suffered a cardiac arrest after being stopped by officers on a cycle path off Agar Grove, Camden Town, on Thursday June 5. He died in hospital three days later on Sunday June 8.

His distraught family say they have no idea what happened, but that he seemed to have injuries that were “consistent” with being restrained.

A close relative said: “We don’t know why he was restrained or stopped – the police have told us nothing. There’s a complete blackout as to what happened.

“What he was doing on that footpath, I don’t know. There are injuries on his body that are consistent with being restrained.”

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