Angolan man dies as he is deported

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The Independent Online

An Angolan national died in hospital after becoming unwell while being deported from the UK, officials said yesterday.

The 46-year-old man became unwell while under escort by three civilian security guards on a British Airways flight that was preparing to leave Heathrow for Angola shortly before 8.30pm on Tuesday, police said. He was taken to Hillingdon Hospital in Uxbridge, but was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "At this early stage, we believe the deceased was being deported from the UK under escort by three civilian security guards. Inquiries continue to establish the full circumstances of the incident. There have been no arrests."

Officers from Heathrow CID are investigating the death.