Man dies in police custody after pub assault
A handcuffed man lost consciousness and died in police custody after being arrested over an assault at a Melbourne bar.
Authorities were called to Antique Bar on Glenhuntly Road, in the suburb of Elsternwick, at 2.15am after receiving calls about an abusive patron.
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The man was being held down by a number of people when police arrived.
He was then arrested and placed in handcuffs but suddenly lost consciousness.
Police tried to revive him until paramedics arrived, but despite several attempts to save him died at the scene.
A post mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death.
The Homicide Squad is investigating the death, as per standard protocol when someone dies in custody.
The Professional Standards Command is overseeing the investigation.
Anyone with information is being urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.