Inquest into death of man police sprayed with CS gas

NEWS''REPORTER: Claire Carter ''Collect photo of Victor Massey from 2004.''Victor Massey died in 2005 after he was in King's Mill hospital, hallucinating on painkillers, and locked himself in a bathroom and smashed a mirror. The police were called who restrained him and CS gassed him and he died.''The inquest into his death starts on 31 May''PHOTOGRAPHER: DUSTIN MICHAILOVS''REF: NODM20110520C-001_X
NEWS''REPORTER: Claire Carter ''Collect photo of Victor Massey from 2004.''Victor Massey died in 2005 after he was in King's Mill hospital, hallucinating on painkillers, and locked himself in a bathroom and smashed a mirror. The police were called who restrained him and CS gassed him and he died.''The inquest into his death starts on 31 May''PHOTOGRAPHER: DUSTIN MICHAILOVS''REF: NODM20110520C-001_X

THE wife of a Westwood landscape gardener who died just hours after being restrained by police has described the final moments of her husband’s life.

Victor Massey, 54, of Palmerston Street, Westwood, died on August 8, 2006, following a disturbance in a bathroom at King’s Mill Hospital in Sutton-in-Ashfield, when police used CS gas to restrain him, an inquest was told on Tuesday.

He was being treated in hospital for pancreatitis and was put on oxygen to aid his breathing.

But before the incident his family was told that he was making progress and might be released within days.

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