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Family of web designer who died after arrest still waiting for answers

Posted on 9th March 2017

The family of a web developer who died in hospital 24 hours after being detained by police spoke today of their grief and desperate wait for answers.

Joseph Phuong, 32, who had a history of mental health issues, was picked up in the early hours by officers investigating a reported break-in near his home.

He was taken to a mental health unit and then a hospital, where he was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer. He was taken to a police station and to hospital again, where he had a suspected cardiac arrest.

Nancy Collins, a Civil Liberties partner is representing the family.