Independent investigation into South Yorkshire Police launched after man dies in custody

An indpendent investigation has been launched into the conduct of South Yorkshire Police after a 46-year-old man died while in custody in Sheffield.

Tuesday, 28th April 2020, 1:49 pm
Updated Tuesday, 28th April 2020, 1:50 pm

Matthew Terrill, 46, died in police custody at Shepcote Lane police station, Tinsley, on Wednesday 22 April 2020.

His death has prompted the Independent Office of Police Conduct began an investigation, which is currently in its early stages.

A post mortem examination has been carried out and the coroner has been informed of the IOPC’s involvement.

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Shepcote Lane Police Station

IOPC Regional Director Miranda Biddle said:“My thoughts remain with Mr Terrill's family and all those affected by this tragic loss of life.

“When someone dies following contact with the police, the force involved must refer the matter to us to assess whether we should investigate what has happened.“Each death is a tragedy. Our role is to seek answers about what happened and share any learning highlighted by our investigations.”

Mr Terrill’s family has been informed.