Inquiry into man's death in custody

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An inquiry has been launched after a 22-year-old man was found dead in a police cell, it was disclosed yesterday.

The body of Craig Vose was found at Pilgrim Street police station in Newcastle upon Tyne on Wednesday after he was arrested for alleged shoplifting in the city-centre on Tuesday.

Further tests are being conducted to find the cause of death. Mr Vose lived in a single men's hostel in the city but he was originally from Aberdeen, said a police spokesman, who added that the case had been routinely referred, voluntarily, to the Police Complaints Authority.

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