September 29, 2021 10.28 am This story is over 32 months old

Arrested man dies after officers attempt to save him at Lincoln roadside

The road has been closed since the early hours of this morning

A 40-year-old man has died after he was arrested by police in the early hours of Wednesday, September 29.

The man, from Gainsborough, was arrested by officers on suspicion of a breach of the peace offence at around 1am.

Lincolnshire Police said he was taken ill while he was being transported to a custody suite.

Officers stopped on Riseholme Road in Lincoln to give him first aid.

Additional police and ambulance crews were called to the scene, but the man died shortly afterwards.

An investigation is ongoing to examine the exact circumstances of his death, Lincolnshire Police said in a statement.

The matter has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

Riseholme Road was closed for many hours on the morning of Wednesday, September 29 with police tape blocking off the area up to the A46 roundabout.