Three cleared of Thomas Orchard police custody death

Three police staff have been cleared of killing a man in custody.

Thomas Orchard, 32, who had schizophrenia, died in hospital a week after he suffered a cardiac arrest in an Exeter police cell in 2012.

Sgt Jan Kingshott, 45, and detention officers Simon Tansley, 39, and Michael Marsden, 56, denied gross negligence manslaughter.

A jury cleared all three men of the charges following a trial at Bristol Crown

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