A woman who died following an ‘interaction’ with police has been named as Kelly Pearson.
Miss Pearson died following the incident in Lavender Street, Brighton.
She was stopped by a number of officers in the Kemp Town road around 4.30pm on February 17 when she collapsed.
She was taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, where she died a few days later.
Police watchdog, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), are now investigating Sussex Police’s involvement in the case.
An IPCC statement said: “According to information from Sussex Police, the incident began at around 4.50pm in Lavender Street. Police state that during the incident the woman collapsed at the scene and officers carried out resuscitation on her before paramedics arrived and she was taken to hospital in a serious condition at around 5.45pm.
The woman died in the Royal Sussex County Hospital on February 20.
“A post-mortem is due to be carried out. Following a referral from Sussex Police we have decided to carry out an independent investigation.
It is understood that two plain-clothed Police Community Support Officers on foot and one police officer in a marked police vehicle were initially involved, and four further officers subsequently attended the incident.”
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