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Statement following death in Islington


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28-Jul-2014 12:00

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Police were called to an address in Holloway at 01.31hrs on Sunday 27 July following reports of a disturbance involving shouting, screaming and the sound of smashing glass.

Numerous calls reporting similar circumstances were received from other residents between 01.31 hrs and 01.34hrs.

Police were in attendance by 01.40hrs and on arrival they found a 47 year old man with injuries. Officers provided medical assistance and contacted London Ambulance Service at 01:46hrs to attend the scene.

London Ambulance Service attended followed later by the London's Air Ambulance (HEMS). The man was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene at 02.38hrs.

Next of kin have been informed.

As is mandatory in these cases, the Metropolitan Police Service's Directorate of Professional Standards and the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) were informed.

The IPCC has begun an independent investigation and MPS officers are assisting their investigators.

Islington Borough Commander, Gerry Campbell, said: "We will continue to co-operate with the Independent Police Complaints Commission in order to help them establish the full circumstances of this incident. I would like to offer my condolences to the deceased man's family. Given the IPCC's investigation it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time."

No officers have been suspended or restricted from duty at this time.