Philmore Mills inquest: Jury returns narrative verdict

Philmore Mills
Philmore Mills

source: Slough Express
published: 8 March 2016

The four week inquest came to a close at Reading Town Hall on Thursday [3 March 2016] with jurors recording their verdict today.

The verdict states Mr Mills’ death was caused by cardiorespiratory collapse combined with hypoxia and severe lung and heart disease in association with restraint and mentions a ‘lack of communication’ between police, nurses and security staff.

The 57-year-old father, of Tamar Way, Langley, died at Wexham Park Hospital on December 27, 2011 after being restrained by police officers and security staff.

Following reports Mr Mills had become ‘aggressive’ towards staff at the hospital, police placed him on the floor on his front but Mr Mills became unresponsive and died.

During the inquest, coroner Peter Bedford has heard evidence from staff at the hospital, including security and the police officers involved.

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