Woman dies while in custody at NSW Police Station

A woman has died while in custody at Maitland Police Station.

Police say officers placed the 36-year-old woman in a holding cell after she appeared intoxicated while walking along a road in Cessnock about 12.45am yesterday.

A critical incident investigation has now been launched after the woman was found dead about 6.00am.


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The woman’s family has been notified, with police expressing their condolences.

Officers have also been offered counselling.

 

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