Man named who died in police custody in Leeds


A man who died in police custody at a Leeds police station on Monday May 12 has been named as 46-year-old Adam Rice.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is independently investigating the circumstances surrounding Mr Rice’s death following a referral from West Yorkshire Police.

At around 9.30 pm on Sunday May 11, had been arrested by West Yorkshire Police officers at Leeds General Infirmary on an outstanding warrant for theft offences.

He was taken to Elland Road police station, and placed in a cell in the custody suite.

Mr Rice was found to be unresponsive when checked in his cell at 7am on Monday May 12, and despite attempts to resuscitate him, he was confirmed dead around 45 minutes later.

An inquest was opened and adjourned at Wakefield Coroner’s Court on Thursday May 22.

IPCC investigators are in contact with Mr Rice’s family and will keep them updated as the investigation continues.