THE death of a 20-year-old Carrbrook man, the day after he is said to have ‘fallen ill’ at Tameside Magistrates’ Court after he had been arrested by police, has been reported to a coroner.
An inquest into the death of Liam Buckley has not been opened and Stockport coroners’ office says it is still an early stage of the investigation.
Liam, known to friends as ‘Buck’, was rushed to hospital where he died the following day.
A statement from GMP read: “On Wednesday, October 25, a 20-year-old man was arrested for breaching a court order.
“He was initially taken to custody at Ashton-under-Lyne police station and then transferred to Tameside Magistrates Court where he fell ill.
“He was taken to hospital where he died on Thursday, October 26.
“GMP’s professional standards branch, as is routine in such circumstances, have referred the incident to the IPCC who will undertake an independent investigation into the circumstances.”
The spokesman confirmed the incident had been reported to the Independent Police Complaints Commission as routine, and that an independent investigation would be launched.
Liam’s mother Yvonne is reported as saying the family are devastated by his shock death and want answers.
Tributes have been paid on social media.
Matty Lewis shared an emotional post on Liam’s Facebook page. It read: “Words cannot express how I feel right now heartbroken isn’t the word. Buck lad – one of the most funniest guys I know, it still hasn’t registered what’s happened yet, you will be sorely missed and more.
“Didn’t get to say my piece before you went brother, but you know I was thinking and praying for you all night, you know how much everyone loves you more than a friend, a brother a family member. Sincerest condolences to your family, taken too soon, you had so much more laughter to give and happiness to bring mate.
Carrbrook loves you fella, always has done always will do, I love you can’t believe your actually gone.”
Craig Broadbent added: “Not gonna be the same without you making everyone laugh, fly high bro.”
Kayla Owen posted: “Gone but never ever forgotten! Such a shame you was one in a million! Thinking of your family and close friends at this sad time! No one will ever forget you or your cheeky personality. Very loved RIP.”
Charly Crossland wrote: “Cannot believe it, what a character you was. Always had everyone laughing. Absolutely gutted rest easy Liam.”