IPCC probes treatment of injured Hull man

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Published: Thursday 23rd October 2014 by The News Editor

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A man with broken legs was kept in custody in Hull for nearly a day before being taken to hospital for treatment, according to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

Eleven members of staff from Humberside Police are being investigated for their part in the incident, including a custody officer who has been suspended from duty.

The 50-year-old man was arrested in February and held in custody for more than 19 hours before being taken to hospital, where he was diagnosed with fractured legs.

In this time he was seen by a nurse on the day of his arrest, but no further action was taken until after midday the next day, when a force medical examiner examined him and suggested taking him to hospital.

This happened despite arresting officers noting that the man, who speaks little English and was later released without charge, had leg injuries.

Humberside Police Force launched an internal inquiry and called the IPCC to supervise, however the watchdog decided that an independent investigation was called for.

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Published: Thursday 23rd October 2014 by The News Editor

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