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Investigation of death continues

By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: February 14, 2013

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THE police watchdog is continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of city man Thomas Orchard who died after being taken into police custody.

The 32-year-old, who worked at St Thomas Church in Cowick Street, Exeter, was arrested following a disturbance and taken into police custody but died in hospital a week later on Wednesday, October 10.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission said Mr Orchard suffered "serious head injuries" and launched an investigation.

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