Death of man in Harlow after “grooming arrest”
Crime / Thu 2nd Jun 2016 pm30 05:18pm
ESSEX Police has referred the death of a man following police contact to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (the IPCC).
A 44 year old man was arrested on suspicion of grooming on 28 May 2016 and subsequently released on bail pending further enquiries.
On 31 May 2016 police were called by the ambulance service to an address in Harlow.
Officers entered the property and found a 44 year old man who was declared deceased. Police are not treating the death as suspicious and the coroner has been informed.
We are aware of videos filmed and published by a third party circulating on social media purporting to show an encounter between the arrested man and a member of the public but cannot comment further at this stage.
In line with legislation Essex Police has referred this matter to the IPCC.