A man at the centre of a fatal stabbing in a flat was discharged to his family's care without a face-to-face handover by doctors treating his "delusional" behaviour.
Police Watchdog Investigating Death In Custody
A man has died in police custody, prompting an investigation by a watchdog.
Steven Chesney, 33, died after being taken into custody in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, on Sunday.
The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (Pirc) announced it is to investigate.
A Pirc spokesman said: "The Pirc has been directed by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) to conduct an investigation into the circumstances leading up to the death in custody of Steven Chesney, 33, in Motherwell on May 1 2016.
"A report into the findings of the investigation will be submitted to the COPFS in due course.''
Assistant Chief Constable Malcolm Graham said. "Our thoughts are with the family at this tragic time.
"We can confirm that the COPFS has instructed the Pirc to carry out an independent investigation into the circumstances leading up to the death of a 33-year-old man at Wishaw General Hospital who became unwell on arrival in police custody within Motherwell Police office on Sunday.''
Two men and a woman have been arrested after police seized drugs worth an estimated £58,000.
Stefano Brizzi was found hanged in his cell around a month after being taken off suicide watch, an inquest heard.
iona McMaster, 41, was reported missing having last been seen outside Marks and Spencer in Morningside Road in Edinburgh at around 4.40pm on August 8.
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