Man falls seriously ill while in custody at Wembley Park Police Station

Investigation underway after 24-year-old is rushed to hospital

An investigation is underway after a man became seriously ill at Wembley Park Police Station after he was arrested on Wednesday afternoon.

The 24-year-old became ill after he was held for possession of class B drugs and an offensive weapon by officers from the British Transport Police at Northwick Park Tube Station at 2.30pm.

He was taken to the police station where he was rushed to hospital after failing ill.

He is currently in a serious condition.

The Independent Police Complaint Commission is investigating the incident.

The watchdog will look into the run up events leading to the man being taken to hospital including the cause of his illness, whether the police or custody staff could have prevented him becoming ill, and if he could have received medical treatment sooner.

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Investigators will trawl through CCTV footage taken at the tube station and from the custody suite where he was held.

Commissioner Sarah Green, who will oversee the investigation, said: “We have met with members of the man’s family to discuss our role and our investigation will seek answers to the important questions they no doubt have.”