Man who died after becoming ill in Ashby named by police

A man who died after taking ill at the scene of an armed robbery in Ashby has been named by police.

Shane Bryant, 29, was at the scene when he became ill. He was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham where he died yesterday morning (Saturday 15 July).

Following a post-mortem examination the cause of death is yet to be established as further tests are still being carried out.

Mr Bryant’s family and friends have asked for privacy at this time and do not wish to be contacted by the media.

Officers were called to Market Street in Ashby at 10pm on Thursday night after reports of two men entering a store and threatening staff with a baseball bat and golf club, and demanding cash.

One of the suspects made off in a vehicle which was waiting outside. Mr Bryant was apprehended in the street by members of the public, but became ill and was taken to hospital.

Detective Chief Inspector Di Coulson is leading the investigation into the death. She said: “We are keen to have any dashcam and mobile phone footage that anyone may have of the incident on Thursday night.

“There were lots of people in the area who saw what happened and were involved in apprehending Mr Bryant. No matter how short or insignificant you think it is, we would like to see it please.

“I’d like to thank members of public in Ashby for their support so far and we’ve spoken to many witnesses, but if you saw what happened, or you have any information about the robbery and you haven’t spoken to officers, please contact us.”

Call 101, quoting incident number 487 of 16 July.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is carrying out an independent investigation into police involvement in his death.

Investigations into the robbery and identifying those responsible is continuing.

Source:: Leicestershire Police News

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