Man and woman die after ‘assault’

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Published: Thursday 6th November 2014 by The News Editor

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A man and woman have died after police were called to deal with reports of an assault at a hotel.

Officers, who called to the Sirhowy Arms Hotel in Argoed, Blackwood, south Wales in the early hours, used a T aser on the man, who was arrested but died while in custody, Gwent Police said.

A spokeswoman said: “A Taser was discharged and a man arrested.

“The woman was located with injuries and was later pronounced deceased.

“While under arrest the man became unresponsive. Officers and paramedics administered first aid, but he also died.”

The force said it had referred the incident to the police watchdog, the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

The Welsh Ambulance Service confirmed they were called to the incident at around 1.30am, sending a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and a crew in an emergency ambulance.

A spokeswoman said: “The man and woman were both pronounced dead at the scene.”

Published: Thursday 6th November 2014 by The News Editor

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