17/12/2014

Three Charged Over 2012 Death Of Man In Police Custody

A police officer and two civilian police employees have been charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of Thomas Orchard, who died a week after collapsing while in police custody.

Mr Orchard (32) was arrested on suspicion of a public order offence on 03 October 2012 and taken to Heavitree Road Police Station in Exeter. About an hour after he arrived at the station, Mr Orchard collapsed and was taken by ambulance to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

He died seven days later.

Sgt Jan Kingshott and civilian detention officers Simon Tansley and Michael Marsden are to face charges of manslaughter in connection with Mr Orchard's death. They are due to appear at Exeter Magistrates' Court on 29 January.

(MH/CD)

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