Death in custody reported to prosecutors

A report has been submitted to prosecutors in connection with the death of a man in police custody.

Steven Chesney died in May.
Steven Chesney died in May.

Steven Chesney, 33, was being held by police in Motherwell earlier this year when he began feeling unwell and later died.

The Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (Pirc) said it had now submitted a report to the Crown Office in connection with the incident.

In a statement, the Pirc said: "The Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (Pirc) has submitted its report to the Crown following an investigation into the death in custody of a 33-year-old man in Motherwell.

"The investigation focused on the circumstances leading up to the death in custody of Steven Chesney on 1 May 2016.

"The PIRC's report has now been submitted to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) for their consideration."