Deaths in Custody

Zoe Mercer made this Freedom of Information request to Sussex Police

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Dear Sussex Police,

I would like to know the following:

1) How many deaths in custody have occurred in the last 5 years?

2) Which station was responsible for each person who died? (Eg. Bromley: X deaths. Brixton: Y deaths. Etc.)

3) How many members of the public are served by the police stations where deaths occurred?

Many thanks and I hope to hear from you soon.

Yours faithfully,

Zoe Mercer

Sussex Police

Dear Miss Mercer,

Thank you for your request which was received by Sussex Police today.

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ROGER BRACE
Freedom of Information Disclosure Officer

Malling House
Access to Information Team
Corporate Development Department
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