Investigation continues after man arrested in Exeter dies in hospital
A man who was arrested in Exeter city centre last week has since died in hospital.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding the arrest of 32-year-old Thomas Orchard.
Following Mr Orchard's death in hospital at around 6pm on Wednesday, the coroner will now also join the investigation.
The IPCC investigation was launched following an incident in Exeter city centre on Wednesday, October 3.
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IPCC Commissioner Amerdeep Somal said: "We really want to talk to an Asian man, aged about 30 years, who was carrying bags of coins and was involved in a confrontation with Mr Orchard.
"I want to reassure him that he is not in any trouble but may have vital information to assist our investigation. He can contact us by telephone or email and one of our investigators will arrange to speak to him.
"I want to thank the many members of the public who have already come forward in response to the IPCC witness appeal last week. We have already taken a large number of statements and viewed CCTV footage."
The IPCC will investigate Mr Orchard's death and prepare an investigation report for the coroner.
A Home Office pathologist will carry out a post mortem in the next few days.
Witnesses can contact the IPCC in confidence on 0800-096-9077 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.