Thursday, August 10, 2006

Suspect found dead in police cell

By Chanel September

A man who was arrested in the Strand, near Cape Town, on Tuesday on theft and housebreaking charges was found dead in the cell where he was kept.

The man was arrested at 1pm and was found dead at 3pm. Captain Elliot Sinyangana said on Wednesday, that he was placed in a police cell with another male person and at about 3pm.

On arrival they found the suspect hanging from the cell bar with a string he made by tearing a blanket.

An inquest docket has been opened and local police were investigating.


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