Justice 4 Leon Briggs

Leon Briggs vigil

In November 2013 following the death of 39 year-old Leon Briggs, after he was held down by police officers in Luton, police watchdog the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) confirmed in a Press Release that they would be treating the custody death as a criminal investigation.


Leon was restrained by attending officers, detained under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act and taken to Luton police station. He was later transferred to the Luton and Dunstable Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

IPCC Commissioner Mary Cunneen said; “IPCC investigators have obtained and reviewed CCTV from the custody suite at Luton police station and at the junction of Marsh Road and Willow Way.

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