Inquest date set on Wolverhampton citizen’s arrest death

By Marion Brennan | Wolverhampton | Crime | Published:

An inquest on a man who died in hospital days after he was detained in a citizen’s arrest will begin later this month.

David McTaggart

The four-day jury inquest will hear from the Independent Police Complaints Commission which has examined whether anyone is to blame for David McTaggart’s death on October 16 last year.

Two members of the public held the 29-year-old in Stafford Road, Wolverhampton, after he allegedly grabbed a woman’s bag. McTaggart was arrested but fell ill. He died three days later from hypoxic brain injury, bronchopneumonia and cardiac arrest.

Mr McTaggart, of Greenwood Road, Oxley, Wolverhampton, had a long criminal record for car key burglaries.

The IPCC has prepared a report into his death which has been sent to West Midlands Police for comment, a pre-inquest hearing in OIdbury heard.

The coroner ruled that the document be disclosed to an individual officer involved in the case so that he can arrange separate legal representation. The inquest starts should is due toon July 31.

Marion Brennan

By Marion Brennan

News and features reporter, specialising in human interest and local history stories.


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