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jueves, abril 02, 2009

G20 protests: Man collapsed and died near Bank of England cordon


The protester was understood to have been close to the police cordon at the Bank of England when he stopped breathing just before 7.30pm.

Another protester raised the alarm and police crossed over to help him, but were targeted by missiles and forced to move him to a clear area in front of the Royal Exchange where they gave him CPR.

Ambulance crews took him to hospital, but he was pronounced dead at 8pm.

An ambulance service spokesman said: "Our staff immediately took over the treatment of the patient and made extensive efforts to resuscitate him both at the scene and on the way to hospital."

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "A member of the public went to a police officer on a cordon in Birchin Lane, junction with Cornhill to say that there was a man who had collapsed round the corner.

"That officer sent two police medics through the cordon line and into St Michael's Alley where they found a man who had stopped breathing."

"The officers took the decision to move him as during this time a number of missiles – believed to be bottles – were being thrown at them."

According to one protester at the scene the man was in his 30s and died of natural causes.

The Directorate of Professional Standards at both the Metropolitan Police and City of London Police have been informed.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission will also be notified.

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