Family demand answers after disabled father dies as police arrest son

The family of a disabled father-of-five who collapsed and died as he tried to stop police arresting one of his sons are demanding answers over the tragedy.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has launched an investigation after Nazim Din, 54, died during a police operation in Wortley, Leeds, on Wednesday night.

It is understood that Mr Din was trying to explain to officers they had arrested the wrong son when he suffered a suspected heart attack.

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There were further claims the grandfather had been pushed by an officer – a claim West Yorkshire Police has refused to comment on while the investigation continues.

It was also claimed that emergency services had been held up by a large presence of up to 20 police cars and 45 officers.

A statement on behalf of Mr Din’s family said: “Nazim had much to live for and did not deserve to die in the way that he did. He had done nothing wrong.

“We urge the police to fully co-operate with those investigating Nazim’s death so that the facts can be brought to light as quickly as possible.”

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said officers had gone to the address “as part of pre-planned arrest enquiries” and the force was “co-operating fully” with the IPCC.