Inquest Has Begun Into The Death Of A Man In Police Custody

Expert Lawyers Instructed To Investigate His Treatment By Staffordshire Police


An inquest began last week into the death of a man who died in police custody in Staffordshire on 2 October 2011.

Nicholas Rowley, from Stoke on Trent, was arrested in a car park after failing to comply with an outstanding warrant to appear at Stoke Magistrates Court for an offence of theft. The 34-year-old died the following evening whilst in custody at the Northern Area Custody Facility in Staffordshire.

The inquest will be held at Hanley Town Hall with HM Coroner Ian Smith and is listed between 25 March and 9 April 2015. Nicholas’ family and specialist lawyers at Irwin Mitchell will be attending the hearing.

Expert Opinion
"This has been an extremely difficult time for Nick’s family who are struggling to come to terms with their loss.

“They hope that the inquest will provide answers to the many questions they have about the circumstances leading up to his death in October 2011.”
Fiona McGhie, Solicitor