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IPCC probe after man dies.

Byline: Ruth Mosalski Reporter

AN INVESTIGATION has been launched into South Wales Police's involvement in an incident after which a man died.

The 41-year-old died from his injuries after an incident last Saturday which involved "in-depth negotiations" with officers from South Wales Police.

Police were called to an address on Adeline Street in Splott, Cardiff, after concerns were raised for the man's welfare.

After any death involving police, any force is required to refer details to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

The IPCC has now con-firmed it has visited the scene and will be investigating the incident.

A spokesman for the IPCC said: "Following a referral from South Wales Police, the IPCC has decided to undertake an independent investigation into an incident police attended in Adeline Street, Splott, on Saturday, October 11.

"A 41-year-old man was taken to hospital with serious injuries and later died.

"Police entered the address following concerns expressed for the man's welfare.

"IPCC investigators went to the scene on Saturday to begin an assessment.

"We will issue further information as soon as we are able."

At least three police cars and three ambulance vehicles were at the scene and residents said armed police swamped their street just after lunchtime.

A large section of the street was closed off but the cordon was narrowed to just one house by around 6pm.

Local residents described seeing someone "covered in blood" being brought out of the house and going into an ambulance.

The Welsh Ambulance Service confirmed they had attended and had sent an ambulance and the Hazardous Area Response Team.

The man was taken to University Hospital of Wales but died of his injuries.

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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Oct 17, 2014
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