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Police pay for man's funeral
Robin Goodenough
Robin Goodenough collapsed and died after being wrongly arrested
A police force is to pay 1,000 towards the funeral of a man who died in their custody.

Robin Goodenough from Oxford collapsed and died shortly after being stopped on suspicion of car theft in Oxford in September.

It later turned out that the vehicle he was driving had not been stolen.

The case is being investigated by the police complaints authority.

'Driving erratically'

Thames Valley Police is contributing the money for Mr Goodenough's funeral next week.

Robin Goodenough was driving a blue Vauxhall Astra when he was allegedly seen driving erratically and arrested in Alma Place on 27 September.

The 26-year-old, who had been released from Bullingdon prison earlier that day after serving a sentence for driving while disqualified, stopped breathing at the scene and could not be revived.

Four police officers were suspended from duty following his death, and have been questioned by officers from Hampshire Constabulary, which is investigating the death for the Police Complaints Authority.

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