Man dies in Preston

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man in Preston this morning.

Officers attended Murphy Street following reports a car had crashed through a fence and into the front yard of a premises about 4am.

Upon arrival, police observed the man inside the vehicle behaving erratically before he got out of the vehicle and confronted police.

Officers attempted to restrain the agitated man before he appeared to become unresponsive.

Attending officers immediately called for medical assistance and performed CPR on the man however he couldn’t be revived.

Detectives from the Homicide Squad will investigate the incident with oversight from Professional Standards Command, as per standard practice when a person dies in police custody.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at Link.

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