The Police Ombudsman’s Office is investigating the circumstances surrounding the sudden death of a 26-year-old man at Musgrave Police Station in Belfast in the early hours of this morning (Monday 9 July).
The man died in the station’s custody suite, where he had been taken following an incident at a bar in the Antrim Road area of the city. That incident is currently being investigated by the police.
A spokesman for the Police Ombudsman’s Office said: “Police notified us of the man’s death and we commenced an immediate investigation into the circumstances.
“Our investigators have been at Musgrave police station throughout the night, and are continuing to gather information about the course of events leading up to the death.
“We will be speaking to all potential witnesses, gathering forensic evidence, reviewing CCTV footage and securing all relevant PSNI documentation.
“A post mortem examination will be conducted in due course. The man’s name has not yet been released.”