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Force 'failed to properly risk assess belt used on man's face in custody'

New 'trial of issue' on disputed matters follows landmark conviction last year.

Thomas Orchard: Died seven days after being restrained

Thomas Orchard: Died seven days after being restrained

Date - 16th April 2019
By - Nick Hudson - Police Oracle
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A force has found itself back in the dock facing a new judgment after being accused of failing to properly assess a restraint belt later placed across the face of a man before he collapsed in custody. Thomas Orchard, 32, died in hospital seven days...
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