Prisoner dies in police custody in Kristiansund

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A man in his 60s who was in police custody at the Kristiansund Police station died on Tuesday night. The Norwegian Bureau for the Investigation of Police Affairs will investigate the case.

– It is too early to say anything about the reason why he died, and the Bureau has been notified of the case, says prosecutor Elin A. Drønnen in Møre and Romsdal police district in a press release.

The Bureau will handle and investigate the case further.

Halvor Hjelm-Hansen, head of the Bureau’s investigation department in Central Norway and Northern Norway, says that the man who died was in his 60s, reports local newspaper Tidens Krav.

– I can confirm that on Tuesday we received notification that a person died in the police station in Kristiansund in between 19.00-20.00. He was found in custody, and we decided last night to investigate the case, says Hjelm-Hansen.

He says that attempts were made to resuscitate the man.

The Bureau will now interrogate those involved and carry out a forensic investigation. The Bureau is receiving assistance in the investigation, but Hjelm-Nilsen will not go further into who they are receiving assistance from to Tidens Krav.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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