Latest: Murphy's Roadhouse incident

(Last Updated On: May 3, 2015)

Update: The man has sadly passed away.

A second investigation has been launched following an incident in Paignton where a man was taken to hospital in a critical condition.

Police were called to a disturbance at Murphy’s Roadhouse, the Esplanade, Paignton at around 9pm on Wednesday 29th April where there had been an altercation between two men and door staff.

Four men were arrested, one has since been released with no further action.

In a statement, Devon and Cornwall Police said:
“During the incident a 38 year-old man, while being restrained, became unconscious and following CPR by officers at the scene, was conveyed by ambulance to Torbay District Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.”

“Four men were arrested in connection with incident, aged 43, 54 and two both aged 35. One of the 35-year-old men has been released with no further action, while the three other men – all arrested on suspicion of affray – have been given police bail pending further enquiries,”

The matter was given a mandatory referral to the IPCC and will now be subject to an independent investigation by them This will run alongside the criminal enquiry into the incident.

Assistant Chief Constable Russ Middleton said: “The Force’s Major Crime Investigation Team has already commenced an investigation into this incident and that will continue.

“We will also co-operate fully with the IPCC separate independent investigation into police involvement in the incident.”

Police have appealed for witnesses. Anyone who either witnessed the incident or has any information regarding it is asked to contact police on 101 quoting police reference 710 290415.


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