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Update: Investigation into hotel man’s death handed to IPCC

The body of a 34-year-old man was found at the Premier Inn at Broad Street Plaza

The body of a 34-year-old man was found at the Premier Inn at Broad Street Plaza

The case into a man’s death who was being investigated by police over the production of indecent images has been passed onto the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Police were called to the Premier Inn at Broad Street Plaza on Friday at 12.46pm after receiving reports that a body had been found.

The body, which has not yet been formally identified, is believed to be that of a 34-year-old local man who had been arrested by police on Wednesday in connection with an investigation in to the production of indecent images. He was later bailed.

Police are not treating the death as suspicious and do not believe anyone else was involved.

A spokesperson for the IPCC said they had received the referral this morning and will make an assessment to see if they need to be involved.

Detective Chief Inspector Darren Minton said: “The body has not yet been formally identified but it is believed to be that of a 34-year-old man who was reported missing from his home in Halifax at 10.56am today. No one else is being sought in connection with the death.

“The man reported missing had been arrested on Wednesday, July 2, in connection with an investigation in to the production of indecent images and released from custody at 1.15pm that day. Due to the previous contact the man had with police, the matter will be referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.”

 
 
 

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