Man dies after being restrained, handcuffed by police

A CRITICAL incident team has been tasked to investigate the death of a man who died after being restrained and handcuffed by police in Sydney’s south-west.

The man was seen behaving erratically at a service station on the Cumberland Highway at Cabramatta West on Saturday afternoon.

Police were called to the servo around 3pm after the man allegedly lashed out at ambulance officers.


Officers restrained the man and placed him in handcuffs before he was placed in the ambulance and taken to hospital for assessment.

Police said the man was taken to Liverpool Hospital where he died around 3.45pm.

A critical incident team has been tasked to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

The Law Enforcement Conduct Commission will oversee the investigation.

Anyone with any information that could assist police with their investigation is urged to come forward.

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