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Man arrested in Sittingbourne rushed to hospital in critical condition after falling ill at Medway Police Station

A man was rushed to hospital in a critical condition after becoming unwell in police custody.

Officers were called to a disturbance at around 1pm, in Central Avenue, Sittingbourne, on Friday, where he was seen by the ambulance service before being arrested and taken to Medway Police Station.

A man was rushed to hospital after falling ill in police custody. Picture: Stock
A man was rushed to hospital after falling ill in police custody. Picture: Stock

He was arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker and has since been released under investigation.

Inspector Julia Pexton, from the police's professional standards department, said: "The next morning he became unwell and was taken to hospital by ambulance where he remains in a critical condition."

A mandatory referral to the Independent Office for Police Conduct has been made.

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