Man who attacked people in street dies after ExCeL London detention

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A man who ran towards ExCeL London after attacking people in the street has died after being restrained by security staff and police.

Witnesses saw the 37-year-old launch a series of assaults on people in the Docklands area of London at 7.15am on Wednesday 31 July, according to Scotland Yard.

There were further reports of the man acting irrationally, confronting council workers and throwing himself onto passing cars.

The man then ran towards ExCeL London, where he was restrained by the East London venue’s security staff, one of whom was bitten.

The man was handcuffed by police and then became unresponsive. Police said the man was rushed to hospital, where he later died.

A statement from the Met Police said: "Officers were called at 7.15am on Wednesday, July 31 to Cundy Road, N16, to reports of a man in the middle of the road assaulting people.

"It was then reported that the same man was walking off, towards Prince Regents Lane. Further reports were received that the man was acting irrationally, throwing himself onto passing cars and confronting council workers.

"The man was then reported to be running towards the ExCeL Centre. Officers attended and found the man being restrained by security staff at the centre.

"The man was placed in handcuffs by officers, but became unresponsive."

Forensic scenes are in place at both the ExCeL Centre and Prince Regents Lane and police are working to tell the man's family.

The police watchdog, the Independent Office for Police Conduct, is investigating the incident.

A spokesman said: "We have sent investigators to the scene and to post-incident procedures and have begun to gather evidence."

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A desire to travel led Holly Patrick to the business meetings and events world and she’s never looked back. Holly takes a particular interest in event sustainability and creating a diverse and inclusive industry. When she’s not working, she can be found rolling skating along Brighton seafront listening to an eclectic playlist, featuring the likes of Patti Smith, Sean Paul, and Arooj Aftab.

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